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Canandaigua man injured after fall in Kendall from boom truck

Posted 26 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

KENDALL – A Canandaigua man is hospitalized after falling from the operator’s platform on a hydraulic boom truck this morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m., in the 900 block of West Kendall Road.  Allen L. Harter, 62, had climbed up to the platform and was preparing to sit down in the boom operator’s chair when he lost his footing and fell to the ground, a distance of between 7 and 8 feet.

Harter was transported by Kendall FD ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  He is employed by J.F. Electric Inc., of Edwardsville, Ill.  The company leased the truck from Global Rental Co., in Indianapolis, Ind.

The incident was investigated by Deputy M.C. Mele.