The Daily Telegraph

Pensioner dies after hot tub falls from crane


A pensioner was killed when a hot tub fell from a crane in Bristol yesterday.

The large crane was reportedly lowering the hot tub into a garden.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabula­ry said: “We were called at 9.26am to assist the ambulance service at an address in Mangotsfie­ld after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane. Tragically, the man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The Health and Safety Executive confirmed it was “aware of this incident and investigat­ing”.

Burcombe Crane Hire, whose branding was seen on the crane, could not be reached for comment.

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