A man has died just days before Christmas after he was crushed to death when a crane lost its load at a building site. The report has been untrue as the crane was not directly involved in the accident.
A two axle All Terrain crane from Essex based Nationwide Lifting, was on site, on a standard CPA Crane Hire contract installing shoring beams to a basement/foundation excavation in Hoxton, central London.
The crane was lifting a beam into one part of the site, when a beam on the opposite side of the foundation fell from the wall onto a site worker causing them fatal crushing injuries.
Paramedics, police and firefighters rushed to the scene near Old Street in east London shortly after 1.20 pm following reports of an emergency incident.
A man had been struck by a falling object, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said an ambulance crew was dispatched to the scene, as well as a medic in a car, a clinical team leader, an incident response officer, and members of the hazardous area response team.