Man dies after heavy load falls from crane
A MAN has died after a load fell from a crane working at a house in Mangotsfield.
The man, who was in his 70s, died at the scene of the incident in Springleaze, Mangotsfield, which happened at around 9.20am today.
The Voice understands that he was working with the crane to move a hot tub from the front of a house to the back.
An air ambulance landed at nearby Barley Close Primary School and several other ambulance crews were sent to treat the man, who has not been named, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road outside the house was cordoned off as a police and Health and Safety Executive investigation got underway.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.26am today to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Mangotsfield after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane.
“Tragically, the man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
"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."
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called at 9.20am.
A spokesperson said: "We attended with multiple resources including an air ambulance and hazardous area response team."
A Health and Safety Executive spokesperson said: “HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.”
The crane involved in the incident belonged to Mangotsfield-based Burcombe Crane Hire.