Shoreditch: Man crushed to death as crane drops load days before Christmas
A man has died after being crushed to death after a crane allegedly dropped his load at a construction site in east London.
Paramedics, police and firefighters rushed to an incident on East Road near Old Street around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon (Tuesday, December 21).
A man was struck by a falling object, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident allegedly took place at a construction site near the junction with Vestry Street.
Both roads were blocked and a cordon remained in place for several hours, causing significant delays.
In a statement, London firefighters said: “Firefighters have been called in to assist paramedics in an incident on East Road in Hackney.
“The brigade was called at 1:31 pm Two fire trucks from Shoreditch and Islington and a fire rescue unit from the Euston Fire Station are on scene.”
The weather police have also been approached for comment.
For all the latest updates, follow the live blog below.
If you saw what happened, please email [email protected]
Want to get the latest news from your area straight to your inbox? This will take only few minutes ! Click on here.
Comments are closed.