Wiltshire

Man injured when crane hits power cable in Trowbridge

Crane at Trowbridge
Image caption The accident happened at the site of the new Trowbridge Rugby Club

An industrial worker has been airlifted to hospital after a crane hit a power cable in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

The incident happened at about 08:55 GMT at the site of the new Trowbridge Rugby Club in the Paxcroft area.

The man in his thirties suffered a cardiac arrest and was airlifted to Bath's Royal United Hospital at 09:01 GMT, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which is based nearby, said.

Wiltshire Police said the man's family have been informed.

A Wiltshire Air Ambulance spokesman said the man was not operating the crane, but was thought to be helping to guide it as it lifted metal girders into place.

He said: "The man was alongside the crane and touching it when it hit the overhead electrical cables."

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