Part of a tower crane was dropped onto a new hospital building in Smethwick, Birmingham in the UK earlier today.
The crane was apparently being dismantled at the time on the site which is being managed by contractor Balfour Beatty, following the collapse of Carillion last year. We understand that no one was hurt in the incident.
A statement from Balfour Beatty said: “The health and safety of the public and our workforce is always our primary concern and we can confirm that no one was hurt as a result of this incident. The surrounding area was immediately secured and works have now ceased on site while the crane section is safely removed, after which works will resume. An investigation is ongoing into the cause and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
Local press reports show cranes from King Lifting on the scene suggesting that they may have been involved, but King has confirmed categorically that its cranes were not involved in any way with the incident.