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A PENSIONER killed after being crushed by a sizzling tub because it fell from a crane has been named regionally as dad-of-three Michael Burcombe.

The 73-year-old died on the scene of the accident in Mangotsfield, Bristol, shortly earlier than 9.30am yesterday.


Dad-of-three Michael Burcombe was killed after a sizzling tub fell from a craneCredit score: Fb
He died at the scene at a property in Bristol


He died on the scene at a property in BristolCredit score: SWNS

It’s understood Michael was working with the crane on the time of the incident, and the recent tub was being delivered into the backyard of a property.

Photos from the scene present the crane has ‘Burcombe Crane Rent’ branding – the corporate which Michael headed.

Neighbours witnessed the horror second, claiming that it clipped the wall earlier than dropping.

One mentioned: “That is what it seemed like from the place I used to be. I feel it clipped the wall. They’ve been doing a whole lot of work within the again backyard.

“I heard and noticed all of it, it is not honest for me to share any greater than that. All I’ll say is they’re neighbours who stay behind me.”

One other resident mentioned: “It was undoubtedly a sizzling tub. They we’re reducing it into the backyard.

“I heard a load of shouting and screaming.”

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman mentioned: “We have been known as at 9.26am to help the ambulance service at a residential deal with in Mangotsfield after a person was severely injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane.

“Tragically, the person, aged in his 70s, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

“His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable and our ideas exit to them.

“Police inquiries are ongoing on the scene at the side of the Well being and Security Government.”

A spokeswoman for the Well being and Security Government confirmed it was investigating the incident.


Avon Fireplace and Rescue Service additionally attended to help police and paramedics.

A spokesperson added: “Crews from Kingswood and Avonmouth supported emergency service colleagues by working to make the gear protected following police investigations.

“Our ideas exit to the person’s household and pals at this unhappy time.”

A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Belief mentioned: “We have been known as at 9.20am to an incident within the space of Mangotsfield.

“We attended with a number of assets together with an air ambulance and the Hazardous Space Response Workforce.”

Police rushed to the scene in Mangotsfield


Police rushed to the scene in MangotsfieldCredit score: SWNS