Pensioner crushed to death by heavy load falling from crane working at house


    The man in his seventies died this morning after a tragic crane incident in Mangotsfield, Bristol. A local man, who wished to remain anonymous, told BristolLive an air ambulance, two land ambulances, a Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response ambulance vehicle and critical care paramedics all attended the scene following the incident.

    The local said many vehicles had since left the scene, including the air ambulance which landed at Barley Close Community Primary School.

    Three police cars, a fire engine and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were still present this afternoon.

    Photographs from the scene show a crane carrying Burcombe Crane Hire branding at the site of the tragedy. It appeared to be angled over a rear garden.

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    “His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts go out to them.

    “Police enquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction Health and Safety Executive.”

    A HSE spokesperson said: “HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.”

    Additional reporting by Conor Gogarty.


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