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Dad-of-three, 73, killed after being crushed by hot tub falling from crane

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Michael Burcombe, the owner of Burcombe Crane Hire Ltd, was pronounced dead at the scene in Mangotsfield, a village north east of Bristol, on Monday morning after a hot tub fell

Michael Burcombe was killed in the incident on Monday (

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A man tragically killed when a hot tub fell from a crane yesterday has been pictured.

Michael Burcombe lost his life in the accident in Mangotsfield, a village north east of Bristol on Monday morning.

The 73-year-old, a dad-of-three, was helping to deliver a hot tub into a garden with a crane owned by his company, Burcombe Crane Hire Ltd.

It is not currently clear how the hot tub fell from the crane.

Avon and Somerset said emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 9am, where Mr Burcombe was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dad was pronounced dead at the scene (



His next of kin have been informed following the morning's tragedy, the force added.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the death.

Burcombe Crane Hire Ltd declined to comment when contacted by The Mirror.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: "We were called at 9.26am today to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Mangotsfield after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane.

"Tragically, the man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts go out to them.

It is not currently clear how the hot tube fell from the crane (



"Police enquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction Health and Safety Executive."

Government watchdog, the HSE, has said: "HSE is aware of this incident and investigating."

A crane carrying Burcombe branding could be seen in Springleaze, Mangotsfield, this morning, at the site of the tragedy.

The Bristol-based business hires out cranes for construction sites.

One local man, who wished to be anonymous, said an air ambulance, two land ambulances, a Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response ambulance vehicle and critical care paramedics attended the scene following the incident.

The air ambulance landed at Barley Close Community Primary School, but had since left, along with some of the other vehicles, with HSE since arriving at the scene too.

Avon Fire and Rescue said in a statement: "We were called at 9.54am to assist our ambulance colleagues at an incident on Springleaze, Mangotsfield.

"One crew from Kingswood fire station attended to find paramedics tending to a seriously injured casualty after a heavy load had fallen from a crane.

"Following a meeting with police and ambulance colleagues, our services were no longer required."

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