Liverpool suffers third crane death this year

Liverpool has suffered its third crane death in a year after a crane toppled over yesterday.One man was killed instantly and another injured when a crane fell over at Wavertree Technology Park.

The Health and Safety Executive told builderandengineer.co.uk the incident happened just after 1pm yesterday.

A mobile crane toppled over and killed the banksman stood beneath it.

The crane driver is understood to have been injured.

An HSE spokesman said he believed the mobile crane to have been hired from Flynt company Bryn Thomas.

He said two HSE inspectors and one specialist visited the site at SHS International yesterday and will be onsite again today.

The HSE has not yet named the main contractor.

Earlier this month, a man was killed when a steel girder fell on him from a crane. Another man was killed in January in a crane collapse in the city centre.

Your News

If you've got a story that would be of interest to Builder & Engineer readers, send us an email

Features

2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 09:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

2016-07-25 09:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 09:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshop gives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 09:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 11:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

Free E-newsletter Sign-Up

Sign up for our free e-newsletter

Looking for a company or service?