Man Killed while Operating Hydraulic Crane Highlights Need for Increased Safety in the Workplace Fatal crane accident at work 16.08.2007 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. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'