A Construction Union is seeking urgent answers into how a crane collapsed on a building site in Crewe yesterday.
Two men were tragically killed and one man was injured after being trapped after the crane fell to the ground at 4.30pm. Dunwoody Close remains cordoned off whilst police and health and safety executive inspectors assess the causes of the collapse.
Unite national officer for construction Bernard McAulay, said: “At this time our thoughts and condolences are with the families of the workers killed or injured in this terrible accident.
“We are currently examining if any of the victims were members of Unite and if so, we will do everything industrially and legally to achieve justice for them.
“Workers on construction sites throughout the UK will now have serious questions and concerns about the safety of similar cranes.
“It is imperative that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigates and as a matter of urgency provides advice and reassurance to ensure that similar accidents cannot and will not happen again.”