Butte man dies, fell from bucket on aerial lift
A Butte man has died of injuries suffered when he fell from the bucket of an aerial lift.
Butte-Silver Bow County Coroner Lee LaBreche tells The Montana Standard that 46-year-old Jay F. Bickford died Friday at a Missoula hospital.
Sheriff Ed Lester says workers were transporting the lift on a flatbed truck and had stopped to adjust the machinery when Bickford and another man fell from the bucket. Bickford was taken to the Butte hospital then flown to a Missoula hospital, where he died Friday night.
The second man who fell suffered minor injuries.
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