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Two killed in Seddon crane collapse

22 Jun 17 Two men have been killed on the site of a Seddon new-build care home development in Crewe after a tower crane toppled.

The freestanding tower crane toppled
The freestanding tower crane toppled

Cheshire police said that they were called to a building site near Morrisons in Dunwoody Way in Crewe at 4.30pm on Wednesday 21st June 2017, following reports of a collapsed crane.

Two site workers died after being trapped under the crane. A third man, believed to be the operator, was airlifted to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Police also said that a house neighbouring the site was also damaged but the occupants were unharmed.

A statement from Seddon, the site main contractor, read: “We are aware of an incident at our construction site on Dunwoody Way, Crewe. At this early stage we are working with the emergency services and authorities in order to provide the necessary assistance. We will provide further updates once more information becomes available.”

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 & 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.”

The project being built is an 84-bed care home designed by Condy Lofthouse Architect. Completion had been expected in 50 weeks.

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