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Pick & carry crane fatality

A man has died this morning following a crushing incident involving a Franna type pick & carry crane in Stapylton between Brisbane and Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

The incident, which occurred near the loading dock at swimming pool manufacturer Narellan Pools, involved a 12 tonne Franna articulated crane which was moving a large fibreglass pool.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The crane made contact with the man, subsequently causing crush injuries which were life threatening and critical. A High Acuity Response Unit team with a doctor attended the scene and performed CPR but tragically the man died at the scene.”

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has begun an investigation into the cause of the incident it issued a statement which said: "As the investigation is underway, no further comment can be made as to the cause of the incident."

We will update if and when we hear more.


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