Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Crane collapse forces closure of construction site in Holborn

The jib of a tower crane on site in central London collapsed this morning forcing contractor Sir Robert McAlpine to evacuate the site.
It is understood that one person was injured in the collapse and that the crane was not carrying out any heavy lifting at the timeThe site is a commercial development called New Street Square in the City of London, near Holborn.The collapse occurred in the same week that the Health and Safety Executive issued a warning to contractors over the use of tower cranes on site. It said that companies need to draw up written measures on the errection operation, mainentance and dismantling of tower cranes on their sites.The warning came after a tower crane collapsed in Battersea, south west London, two weeks ago killing two people

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.