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PICTURED: Crane worker who died after a hot tub fell on him

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PICTURED: Crane company boss who died 'when a hot tub fell on him while it was being lowered into a customer's back garden'

By James Fielding and Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 04:18 EDT, 14 September 2021 | Updated: 05:52 EDT, 14 September 2021

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This is the crane company boss who was killed yesterday after being crushed by a hot tub which fell while being lowered into a back garden.

Michael Burcombe, 73, a father-of-three, died at the scene of the accident in Bristol, just before 9.30am yesterday.

He was the owner of Burcombe Crane Hire Limited based a few miles away on the outskirts of the city.

One lady whose house backs onto the garden told MailOnline: 'They were lowering it into the garden. I heard a load of shouting and screaming.'

Another neighbour said: 'I think it clipped the wall. They have been doing a lot of work in the back garden. I heard and saw it all, it's not fair for me to share any more than that.'

Michael Burcombe (pictured), 73, boss of Burcombe Crane Hire Limited, died at 9.30am yesterday at a property in Bristol

Emergency services were called to the home in Bristol after Mr Burcombe was reportedly killed by a falling hot tub yesterday

A lady whose house backs onto the garden said: 'They were lowering it into the garden. I heard shouting and screaming.' 

A police spokesman said: 'We were called at 9.26am to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Bristol 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.

'Police inquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.'

One neighbour said an air ambulance, two land ambulances, a Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response ambulance vehicle and critical care paramedics attended the scene. 

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call to assist police and paramedics at 9.54am. 

Burcombe Crane Hire, a Bristol-based business whose branding can be seen on the crane, declined to give a statement.

Police sealed off the area where the fatal accident took place yesterday morning - as an officer was pictured at the scene 

A police spokesman said: 'We were called at 9.26am today to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Bristol after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane'

Burcombe Crane Hire, a Bristol-based business whose branding can be seen on the crane, declined to give a statement. Pictured: A file photo of a hot tub, but not the hot tub involved in the accident

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), told MailOnline yesterday: 'HSE is aware of this incident and investigating'.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: 'We were called at 9.20am to an incident in Bristol.

'We attended with multiple resources including an air ambulance and the Hazardous Area Response Team.' 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has said: 'HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.' 

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