Police have confirmed that two men have died and another is seriously injured after a crane collapsed in Crewe on Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Pheonix Leisure Park on Dunwoody Way at around 4.30pm yesterday. Cheshire fire and rescue service were able to free one man, believed to be the crane driver. He was taken to Royal Stoke hospital by air ambulance and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Chief Supt Matt Welsted said that the bodies of the two men who died would be recovered from the scene shortly. He described the incident as ‘truly tragic’.
He also asked anyone with video of the scene to “respect the families of those involved”. He went on to say:
“Our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely difficult time.”
The occupants of a nearby house have also been relocated, after the falling crane damaged the property.
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