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Crane driver killed in windfarm crash 

Credit:  www.theconstructionindex.co.uk 17 August 2011 ~~

A mobile crane driver was killed on Monday this week when his eight-axle crane came off a hillside road on a Lancashire wind farm project.

Lindsey Easton, 49, of Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, was working for crane firm Baldwins and driving a 500t all terrain crane on Scout Moor windfarm.

Police say he was travelling down a site road when the crane struck an earth bank, left the road, toppled and trapped the driver. Mr Easton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Health & Safety Executive is investigating.

Source:  www.theconstructionindex.co.uk 17 August 2011

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