Crane drops load – Heavy Lift News
28 Mar 2018

Crane drops load

The scene this morning

27. March 2018

A tower crane working in the city of London has dropped a pallet of bricks onto a pedestrian.

This incident occurred this morning at a new six storey apartment block – Bow Corner – being built by Higgins Homes in the east end of London. The bricks and timber landed on a woman, 28, walking past the site on the pavement/sidewalk at around 9:30 today. She is said to be fighting for her life and is in a critical condition in hospital.

Higgins Homes said it was aware of the incident and that road closures were put in place while emergency services dealt with the events. It later added: “Our primary thoughts and concerns are with the lady who has been injured and those affected today.

We are working with the Health & Safety Executive who are investigating the incident to determine the cause and will release more information as soon as it’s available. Our priority at the moment is of course to make the area safe.”  SOURCE: Vertikal.netThe tower crane which dropped the load

The pallet was netted, but something gave way

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