Trowbridge crane accident

A crane driver has had a massive electric shock after his crane hit an overhead power line on a construction site at Paxcroft in Trowbridge.

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Crane worker being treated at burns unit

The crane worker who suffered an 11,000 volt electric shock remains in a critical condition. He is being treated at a specialist burns unit in Swansea.

The 37-year-old from Cold Ashton near Bath was working with a crane that hit an overhead power cable at a building site in Trowbridge on Wednesday.

Crane worker critical after electric shock

A man is in a critical condition after an 11,000-volt electric shock. He was at a construction site in Trowbridge when the crane he was working with hit an overhead cable. His heart stopped but an air ambulance arrived within four minutes of getting the call. Robert Murphy reports.

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Crane worker gets electric shock in Trowbridge accident

ITV News can confirm that a crane worker has had an electric shock after his crane hit an overhead power cable. The accident happened at 9:05am this morning (Wednesday 20 March) on a Trowbridge Rugby Club construction site at Paxcroft.

The worker was the only person injured. He has been airlifted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, and his family have been informed.

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