An elderly man has died after a heavy load fell from a crane in Mangotsfield, a village north east of Bristol.
Avon and Somerset said emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 9am, where a man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed following the morning’s tragedy, the force added.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the death, according to Bristol Live.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesman 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 enquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction Health and Safety Executive.”
Government watchdog, the HSE, has said: “HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.”
A crane carrying Burcombe branding could be seen in Springleaze, Mangotsfield, this morning, at the site of the tragedy.
It is not suggested the operator was using the crane this morning.
The Bristol-based business hires out cranes for construction sites.
A person answering the phone at the business today told the Mirror the firm was unavailable for comment.
One local man, who wished to be anonymous, said an air ambulance, two land ambulances, a Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response ambulance vehicle and critical care paramedics attended the scene following the incident.
The air ambulance landed at Barley Close Community Primary School, but had since left, along with some of the other vehicles, with HSE since arriving at the scene too.
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