ATallahasee boom lift caught fire yesterday in Tallahassee, Florida, after it came into contact with overhead power lines.

The man was using a 60ft Genie S-60, was at a height of around 12 metres and was above the power lines, when the boom came close enough for the power to arc and run to earth, causing it to catch fire. Firefighters were able to rescue him with their ladder truck, and he reportedly escaped serious injury, probably due to the fact that he was above the point of contact?