Man crushed to death days before Christmas after a construction crane dropped its load

Man crushed to death days before Christmas after a construction crane dropped its load

A man died just days before Christmas after he was crushed to death when a crane lost its load at a construction site. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man crushed to death days before Christmas after a construction crane dropped its load

Paramedics, police and firefighters rushed to the scene near Old Street in east London shortly after 1.20pm following reports of an emergency incident.

A man had been struck by a falling object, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said an ambulance crew was sent to the scene, as well as a medic in a car, a clinical team leader, an incident response officer and members of the hazardous area response team.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency service colleagues, one person died at the scene,” the spokesman said.

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