A man has died after a heavy load fell from a crane.
Avon and Somerset Police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol Monday morning.
A man in his 70s was seriously injured by a heavy load dropped from a crane.
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A police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 9:26 am to assist emergency medical services at a residential address in Mangotsfield after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load dropped from a crane.
“Tragically, the 70-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them.
“In cooperation with the health and safety officer, police investigations are ongoing at the crime scene.”
A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed: “HSE is known and is being investigated from this incident.”
Avon Fire and Rescue Service received a call to Springleaze, Mangotsfield at 9:54 a.m. Monday to assist police and paramedics. BristolLive reports.
A spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at the crime scene in the 1970s.
“Crews from Kingswood and Avonmouth supported their ambulance workers by working to make the equipment safe following a police investigation.
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this sad time.”
A spokeswoman for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “We were called to an incident in the Mangotsfield area at 9:20 am.
“We participated with multiple resources including an ambulance and the Hazardous Area Task Force.”
One woman who has lived on the street for 38 years said, “I was in my living room and saw the crane. I called to my husband to say come and see this huge crane. Suddenly I heard this terrible crash and I knew something was wrong.
“I couldn’t see what was on the crane. I looked out and the next thing I saw someone come in. Next came an ambulance and the police came. “
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