Crane Death Pair Named As West Yorkshire Workers

A man from Bradford and a teenager from Castleford died when a crane collapsed on them in Crewe.

Two men who died in the Crewe crane incident have been named.

David Newall, 36, from Bradford and Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford were working at a building site in Dunwoody Way on Wednesday 21 June 2017 when their crane collapsed. Sadly the two men died at the scene. A third man who was also working on the crane was taken to Royal Stoke with serious injuries. The 45-year-old from Glossop remains in a stable condition.

Both post mortems, which took place yesterday, concluded that the causes of the death were crush injuries and an investigation into the circumstances is being carried out in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.

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