By JIM DANKO
Two men working in a 40-foot high bucket died on Dec. 1 in Atlanta after the lift they were using fell over, according to news reports.
The victims of the construction accident were identified as Rigoberto Lopez, 29, of Marietta, and Karlos Turner, 42, of Dallas, who were working on Dallas Street when the piece of heavy machinery fell over around 1 p.m. The men were not crushed from the machine, but died from the fall, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which quoted the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. The lift was extended to a height of 40 feet, according to the news report
The newspaper reported that the men were performing maintenance on the exterior of the Amli Old 4th Ward Apartment Homes when the lift got stuck. When workers tried to move the lift, the machine fell onto a concrete walkway across the street.