Workers have recently been left running for their lives after a crane toppled over on site.

The incident, which occurred Thursday morning, left at least eight workers sprinting to get out of the way of the vehicle.

Working on the St Petersburg Police Department in Florida, the tradespeople had a lucky escape with no one injured. The video, which is showcased on the Daily Mail’s site, does reveal though that one worker was almost crushed!

In fact, one worker was just mere feet away from the tip as it crashed down towards the ground.

At the time, the crane was reported to have been carrying a scissor lift which weighed around 1,000lb. This hit the ground first with the crane arm soon following behind it.

Mayoral spokesman Ben Kirby described: “It was a very unfortunate accident.”

“We all got lucky today and, most importantly, no one was hurt.”

Investigations are now being conducted into the incident.

Check out the CCTV footage that captured the incident here.

But, this kind of incident suggests, how safe our workers on site? In February of this year, reports described the unfortunate accident that left a worker with an amputated leg. He was hit by a truck on site and suffered such serious injuries, he later had to have his leg amputated in hospital.

The incident occurred due to the lack of control the site had over the vehicles coming in and out. Alongside this, there was also insufficient pathways for workers to walk on.

Another hero tradesman died due to a similar situation at the age of just forty five. The worker was ran over by a vehicle that shouldn’t have been on the pathway he was working on. And, instead of jumping out of the way, the selfless worker pushed his boss out of the way, saving his life.

With incidents like this being reported more and more recently, it is not surprising that construction has been ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the UK.

But what do you guys think of this? Do you feel safe on site? Let us know in the comments below.


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