crane - two men killed

Two men have died after a crane collapsed on a building site near Morrisons supermarket in Crewe, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to a new build site on Dunwoody Way following reports of a collapsed crane at around 4.30pm today (June 21).

It’s believed the crane collapsed and crashed into the back garden of an occupied property on the development.

Two men have died as a result of the incident. Next of kin have been informed, but formal identification has yet to take place.

A third man was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Chief Superintendent Matt Welsted said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely difficult time.

“This is a multi-agency operation and we are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authority, and Building Control to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

“However I would like to reassure members of the public that nobody else is at risk.

“A residential property has been damaged as a result of the incident, the occupants were not injured and were checked over by medical professionals.

“They have since been relocated while the investigation continues.

“The bodies of those who have sadly lost their lives will shortly be recovered from the scene.

“I would ask anybody who may have any footage of the scene, to please respect the families of those involved.

“Any footage that you believe could help officers with their inquiries, please send to our public contact email to allow us to effectively investigate the incident.”

If you have any information you believe will help officers with their inquiries, contact 101 quoting incident number 611 of 21 June.

If you have any footage you wish to share with police, email [email protected]

Dunwoody Way remains closed at its junction of West Street near to Morrisons.

(Pic courtesy of Crewe_News)

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