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    FATALITY: MEWP OVERTURNS ONTO M25

    Workman believed to have died after cherry picker collapse in yard

    It has been reported by the BBC that a man has died after a cherry picker fell on to M25 in Buckinghamshire from a yard alongside the motorway. Emergency services were called just after 09:20 today (5 June) after reports that the plant had fallen on to the anti-clockwise carriageway near to junction 15.

    A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman is reported to have said the man was thought to have fallen (40m) from a “cherry picker” and that an air ambulance attended the site close to Palmer’s Moor Lane in Iver, Bucks.

    A police statement explained that:

    “The crane will then need to be removed from the hard shoulder before the road can safely be reopened to road users. The Highways Agency is working with partners to do this as soon as is safely possible.”

    A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it was aware of the incident and was making inquiries and that two HSE inspectors would attend the scene.

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