Man Killed while Operating Hydraulic Crane Highlights Need for Increased Safety in the Workplace

Fatal crane accident at work



A man was killed yesterday when the arm of the crane he was operating collided with overhead power cables in Hampshire.

The 26 year old man was operating a hydraulic crane on the back of a lorry in Eastleigh when the crane and power cables made contact electrocuting him and killing him instantly.

The Health and Safety Executive has been notified and have allocated officers to investigate.

David Urpeth, a partner at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors specialises in work accident claims. He said: This tragic case highlights the need for employers to ensure that their staff are adequately protected from the risk of electrocution.

Work on or near electrical installations require a risk assessment to be carried out then adequate steps taken to provide workers with a safe place and safe system of work.