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    INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR INJURED IN LOAD FALL

    Cab fails to protect mobile operator after lifting operation goes wrong

    The Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle has reported that a mobile crane operator has been seriously injured after a “heavy load of timber flooring” fell on to the cab of the mobile crane he was operating on the Chelsea Harbour development in south west London.

    It is said the 44-year-old suffered multiple injuries after the load “came free from the crane”. Firefighters were “winched to the top of the crane”  to secure the remaining load. HSE is now investigating the incident.

    A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said:

    “We were called at 10.50am to reports of an industrial incident on Thames Quay. We sent a single responder, an ambulance crew, a hazardous area response team and a duty manager. Our staff a treated a 44-year-old man for multiple injuries to his head arm and foot. He was conscious and breathing.”

    A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said:

    “We were called at 11.12am to reports of an unsafe load above a crane. Five firefighters attended and found a load of timber falling had fallen from a crane five storeys high on to the roof of the cab.”

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