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FATALITY: CRANE HIRE EMPLOYEE DIED ON GAS SITE

Crane company announce death of employee prior to lifting op

Quinto Crane and Plant Ltd has announced that on Saturday February 28 employee David Eastick was seriously injured whilst working at Bacton Gas Terminal prior to commencement of lifting operations and died subsequently in hospital.

The accident occurred at Bacton Gas Terminal, on the north Norfolk coast, at around 9.15am and Norfolk police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

The Bacton site is the location of five separate gas terminals: Interconnector, Eni, Perenco, Shell and National Grid – The National Transmission System and is one of the major gas suppliers in Britain.

A statement on the Quinto website read:

“It is with great sadness that we must announce that yesterday, Saturday 28th Feb, at approximately 9.15 am one of our employees David Eastick was seriously injured while working at Bacton Gas Terminal.

The cause of the injuries are not known but the incident took place before crane lifting operations began. Our friend and colleague David was taken to Addenbrookes hospital by air ambulance, but unfortunately passed away around midnight.

A full investigation to determine what actually occurred has been launched by Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd, Perenco (UK) Bacton Gas Terminal, HSE and Norfolk Police.

Our thoughts and concerns are with his family now and no further comment can be made at this time pending the outcome of the investigation.

A Perenco UK spokesman said:

“An investigation to determine what occurred has been launched by Norfolk police and the HSE, with full co-operation from Perenco and Quinto Crane and Plant Ltd. Our thoughts and condolences are extended to the family.”

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