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Another Crane Collapses in London - Balfour Statement

10 March 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

Yet another crane has taken a tumble – this time injuring an operator. As ThisWeekinFM has reported previously, not only have high winds caused havoc, there appears to be an underlying problem with crane stability.

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Rushed to hospital

Once the operator was extracted from his crane, he was rushed to hospital suffering head injuries. At the time of reporting, ThisWeekinFM was awaiting a statement from Balfour Beatty on the condition of the operator and initial thoughts on what might have  caused the collapse which occurred on Friday at Balfour’s prestigious 43 storey Providence Tower project (for developer Ballymore) in London’s Docklands.

A call to the HSE confirmed they are working with the police to investigate the failure.


Balfour Beatty Statement

‘We can confirm an incident took place on Friday afternoon involving a tower crane on our Providence Tower construction site. This incident resulted in a member of the project team being taken to hospital. The individual has since been released from hospital. The HSE has been informed and we have undertaken preliminary investigations into the incident. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time’.



Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 10 March 2014


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