High wind brings down crane jib

High winds bring down crane jib
Image credit: Alex Lentati/LNP

The jib of a tower crane snapped in the wind last night on a construction site in Surrey.

The crane was positioned on a James Taylor Homes construction site in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey.

According to reports work had finished for the day when the jib snapped. There were no reported injuries from the collapse.

Residents nearby were temporarily evacuated while the fire brigade attended the scene.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “We were called at 16.15 to reports of a tower crane collapsing into a building under construction on Beaufort Road.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called shortly after 4pm on Tuesday December 10 to reports of a partially collapsed crane on a building site on Fassett Road in Kingston. Emergency services on the scene. At this early stage, there are no reported injuries. A number of local residents have been evacuated as a precaution.”