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    MOBILE OVERTURNS LANDING ON NEARBY HOME

    Workman trapped and injured as mobile crane lifting operation goes wrong  

    A mobile crane lifting a ‘hot tub’ onto a homes project site has collapsed trapping a site worker against the wall of a house in Nottingham. The crane landed on a nearby roof whilst the ‘hot tub’ being lifted landed in a garden.

    Press reports suggest the “ground underneath the crane appeared to give way”. We understand that HSE has visited the site.

    The site worker in his 20’s was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre and transferred to a high dependency unit although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    A  fellow workman who assisted in the rescue said:

    “I heard a commotion. I saw the tub coming down rather rapidly. It landed. I spotted Richie stuck between the derelict bungalow and the crane.

    He was conscious and talking. I dragged him out and we rang the ambulance and pulled him further away and kept him conscious and talking with us.”

    The East Midlands Ambulance Service said:

    “It was very difficult to get him out of the site, we had to get him out very quickly.”

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