Two men have died after a crane collapsed on a construction site in Crewe yesterday (June 21).
The tragedy happened at 4.30pm on Dunwoody Way close to Bombardier and Morrisons.
Cheshire police confirmed that there were two fatalities in the 'truly tragic incident' and another man was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
The next of kin of the two men who have passed away have been informed, but formal identification has yet to take place.
Chief Superintendent Matt Welsted said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely difficult time.
“This is a multi-agency operation and we are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authority, and Building Control to establish the full circumstances of the incident, however I would like to reassure members of the public that nobody else is at risk.
“A residential property has been damaged as a result of the incident, the occupants were not injured and were checked over by medical professionals. They have since been relocated while the investigation continues.
“The bodies of those who have sadly lost their lives will shortly be recovered from the scene. I would ask that anybody who may have any footage of the scene, to please respect the families of those involved. Any footage that you believe could help officers with their enquiries, please send to our public contact email to allow us to effectively investigate the incident."
If you have any information that you believe will help officers with their enquiries please contact 101 quoting incident number 611 of 21 June.
If you have any footage you wish to share with police, please email email@example.com.