Tower crane drops pallet of bricks on pedestrian

Tower crane drops load

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a pallet of bricks dropped from a tower crane.

The 28-year-old victim was passing a Higgins Homes construction site in east London yesterday morning when the crane dropped its load.

According to reports, the Police in Tower Hamlets are appealing for witnesses after launching an investigation with the Health and Safety Executive.

A police statement said: “Officers were called at 09:38hrs on Tuesday, 27 March to Burdett Road at the junction with St Pauls Way, E3.

“A 28-year-old woman had apparently been struck by debris falling from a building site crane.

“The London Ambulance Service attended and the woman was taken to an east London hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.”

Talking to the Construction Enquirer Steve Boreham, construction director of Higgins Homes said: “Our primary thoughts and concerns are with the lady who has been injured and those affected today.

“We are working with the Health and Safety Executive who are investigating the incident to determine the cause and will release more information as soon as it is available.”