A loader crane operator died on Monday in Mühlhausen – between Kassel and Leipzig – Germany after he was crushed between the crane and the controls.
The man 58, worked for a recycling company and had loaded his truck from a skip at a civil engineering firm in the city. He was stowing the articulated boom of his Palfinger crane, when somehow he managed to get caught between the crane and the truck. He was declared dead at the scene.
An investigation is ongoing.
The scene of the fatal incident