Two dead and one injured after crane collapse in Crewe

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By Everton Gayle
Two dead and one injured after crane collapse in Crewe

Two men are confirmed dead after a crane collapsed on a construction site in Crewe.

The incident happened at 4.30pm on Dunwoody Way close to Bombardier and Morrisons, in the Cheshire town, northern England.

The crane was said to have collapsed on to a house but the residents are not injured.

The driver of the crane was taken to Stoke General Hospital but his injures are not 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 that 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 enquiries, please send to our public contact email to allow us to effectively investigate the incident.”