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Crushed to death after crane drops heavy load

A man in his seventies has died after a heavy load fell on him from a crane this morning.

Police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman 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.

A crane on Springleaze in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire
A crane on Springleaze in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire (Picture: Bristol Post/BPM Media)
Police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol on Monday morning.
Police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol this morning (Picture: BPM Media)

‘Police inquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.’

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed: ‘HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.’

Photos from the scene show a blue crane with the branding ‘Burcombe’.

A person who answered the phone at the company this morning told Metro.co.uk they did not wish to comment.

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