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    CHERRY PICKER FATAL INCIDENT

    Beam fall during dismantling throws Mewp operator to his death

    A workman has died after the mobile elevating work platform (Mewp) he was operating overturned at a shipyard in Newcastle. It is understood the Mewp was being used during the dismantling of a building. The operator was thrown to the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “When fire crews arrived they found a 55-year-old man had been operating a cherry picker which was overturned by a falling structural beam from the roof of the building. He had been thrown clear and was lying in one to two inches of water.” A spokesman from Swan Hunter said: “An investigation is under way with the HSE and we cannot comment any further.”

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