Crane Operator Dies after Heart Attack in Cab above Parsons Green

Firefighters climb up 20 metre high crane to bring man back to ground level

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A crane operator working on the London Square development in New King's Road has died after suffering a heart attack in his cab, 20 metres above Parsons Green.

London Fire Brigade says it was called this morning, Monday December 14 at 10.34am with fire crews from Fulham, Chelsea and Paddington attending along with London Ambulance Service.

Firefighters climbed up the crane and brought the man down to ground level, but he was pronounced dead at the scene by Ambulance Service paramedics.

A spokeswoman for LAS said: "We were called at 10:38 to reports of an unconscious person.

" Every effort was made to resuscitate the patient at the scene, but, despite the best efforts of the crew, a man died."

Bruce Milani who runs nearby store BMG Scooters told BBC London that he saw two paramedics and ten firemen trying to work at the top of the crane to save the man.

He said: "It was quite an operation with the firemen climbing up and down the crane.

"Paramedics gave him CPR at the top of the crane. It was a tight, tight space."

London Fire Brigade says its part in the incident was over after two hours at 12.24pm.

Developer London Square, which is building 24 flats and shops on the site of the former London House at 100 New King's Road said the man was working for a sub-contractor.


December 14, 2015