The harrowing moment a crane operator and rising TikTok star died during a freak accident on 26th July 2022 was captured in a horrifying video that’s now going viral online.
The disturbing incident occurred Tuesday while Elvira Demidova, 31, was using a crane to load concrete in Tymen, a major oil hub in Siberia. A gust of wind had reportedly blown the structure over, causing the cabin to topple 40 feet to the ground, killing the single mother of two on impact.
In the horrific 40-second clip, the machinery can be seen being blown across the construction site by the powerful gales with its flailing lifting hook obliterating everything in its path. Without warning, the crane topples over and plummets to the concrete below.
Prior to her death, Demidova had racked up more than 41,000 TikTok followers by sharing candid stories about her day-to-day life as a crane operator. Her account now appears to be deactivated on the viral video-streaming platform.
“She was the best woman in the world. I don’t know anyone who would say bad things about her,” the deceased woman’s husband, Oleg Demidov. “She was sociable, kind, sympathetic, faithful. I don’t know yet what I will do next. I need to get over the shock. Now the main thing for me is to bury her as a beloved woman.”
A crowdfunding campaign has since been set up to help pay for the late machine worker’s death and to also care for her son and daughter, who are currently living with Demidova’s mother.
Authorities have since launched a criminal investigation into the cause of her tragic death, according to local news reports.