The owner of a Salt Lake City sign company died in an accident last month while taking down a business sign in Bountiful. Richard Gillies, the owner of Signs and Design Inc., was working from the bucket of a cherry picker crane at a closed Blockbuster video store when the truck-mounted crane malfunctioned.
An additional malfunction caused Gillies to be crushed against the building and to fall 10 to 15 feet to the ground. He was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. According to the company website, Gillies was involved in the sign business for more than 35 years. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the accident.
Source: Claims Journal
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