Mangotsfield crane incident: Man fatally injured by hot tub named as Michael Burcombe
The man who died after a crane dropped a hot tub in Mangotsfield has been named as Michael Burcombe.
Bristol Live understands Mr Burcombe, who was in his 70s, was working with the crane yesterday (September 13), when the hot tub fell and fatally injured him on residential street Springleaze.
An Avon and Somerset police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 9.26am yesterday to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Mangotsfield after a man was seriously injured when a crane tipped over while manoeuvring a heavy load.
“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 enquiries are ongoing in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.”
A local said an air ambulance, two land ambulances, a Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response ambulance vehicle and critical care paramedics attended the scene.
The large team of emergency services, which also included at least three police cars and a fire engine, closed Springleaze for much of yesterday.
One woman, who has lived on the street for 38 years, said: “I was in my lounge and I saw the crane. I called out to my husband to say come and see this huge crane.
“Suddenly I heard this terrific crash and I knew something wasn’t right. I couldn’t see what was on the crane. I looked out and the next thing I saw someone run in. Next thing an ambulance came and police came."
Government watchdog, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has said: “HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.”
Burcombe Crane Hire, the Coalpit Heath-based business where Mr Burcombe worked, said it is not yet able to provide a statement.
An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 9.54am [yesterday] to assist our ambulance colleagues at an incident on Springleaze, Mangotsfield.
"One crew from Kingswood fire station attended to find paramedics tending to a seriously injured casualty after a heavy load had fallen from a crane.
"Following a meeting with police and ambulance colleagues, our services were no longer required."