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Man crushed to death days before Christmas after construction crane drops its load


Paramedics were called to a building site in east London shortly after 1.20pm today but despite their best efforts the man was pronounced dead

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Shoreditch: Emergency services attend scene of serious incident

A man has died just days before Christmas after he was crushed to death when a crane lost its load at a building site.

Paramedics, police and firefighters rushed to the scene near Old Street in east London shortly after 1.20pm following reports of an emergency incident.

A man had been struck by a falling object, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said an ambulance crew was dispatched to the scene, as well as a medic in a car, a clinical team leader, an incident response officer, and members of the hazardous area response team.

“Sadly, despite best efforts of emergency service colleagues, a person died at the scene,” the spokesperson said.

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Paramedics, police and firefighters rushed to the scene on East Road, near Old Street, shortly after 1.20pm


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A person has died following the incident on East Street, in East London


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The incident means Vestry Street and East Street are blocked, with delays in area and buses 21, 76, 141, 271 on diversion.

The Metropolitan Police have erected a cordon around the area, according to My London reports.

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