Man killed by load falling from crane

Springleaze, Mangotsfield
Springleaze, Mangotsfield

Avon and Somerset Police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol

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A man has died after a heavy load fell from a crane.

Avon and Somerset Police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol on Monday morning.

The force said a man in his 70s had been seriously injured by a heavy load which fell from a crane.

A police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 9.26am today to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Mangotsfield after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane.

“Tragically, the man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts go out to them.

“Police inquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.”