Crane Accidents

Loader Crane Fatality

07/20/15

Chichester, West Sussex in the UK

A man died on Saturday after the boom of his loader crane contacted overhead power lines near Chichester, West Sussex in the UK.

The man, Alfie Mathews, 34, owner of ASM Driveways, Treeworks and Landscaping was collecting hay in a field with his young son, when the crane’s boom touched the power lines throwing him from the control station to the ground.

The emergency services attempted to resuscitate him and he was airlifted to hospital, but pronounced dead on or shortly after arrival.

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The incident occurred with ASM’s loader crane and grab, while loading hay bales 

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