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Liverpool city centre crane collapse, 15 January 2007

At approximately 16:10 on Monday 15 January 2007 at a construction site at Colquitt Street, Liverpool city centre, a JASO J138PA Luffing jib crane collapsed.

As a result of the incident one worker was tragically killed and the driver of the crane was injured.

HSE Inspectors attended the site immediately upon being notified on the same day. A joint investigation into the incident commenced led by Merseyside Police in accordance with the 'work related deaths protocol'. Primacy of the investigation was handed to HSE on 7 July 2008.

Principal contractors and crane operators should ensure that cranes are erected, operated, maintained and dismantled in accordance with the advice in the HSE safety alert issued on 17 October 2006.

Updated 2020-06-11