Yesterday, two construction workers were tragically killed after a tower crane collapsed at a construction site in Crewe. The crane also hit a neighbouring house as well and injured a third construction worker.
The site was set for a care home, which began construction earlier this year.
The Chief Superintendent of Cheshire Police stated: “this is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely difficult time.”
“This is a multi-agency operation and we are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authority, and Building Control to establish the full circumstances of the incident, however, I would like to reassure members of the public that nobody else is at risk.”
“A residential property has been damaged as a result of the incident, the occupants were not injured and were checked over by medical professionals.”
“They have since been relocated while the investigation continues.”
“The bodies of those who have sadly lost their lives will shortly be recovered from the scene.”
“I would ask that anybody who may have any footage of the scene, to please respect the families of those involved.”
“Any footage that you believe could help officers with their enquiries, please send to our public contact email to allow us to effectively investigate the incident.”
Fire services confirmed that the bodies were retrieved shortly after midnight.
This isn’t the first crane incident that has been reported recently though. Two construction workers were lucky to be alive after falling forty feet. Take a look at the full article here.
Even more shockingly, it was reported that one worker was killed after a resident cut his safety rope! This resulted in him plummeting twelve floors. Take a look at the full report here.
So what do you think of this? Is the construction industry a dangerous place to work? Let us know in the comments below.