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 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.

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