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A crane overturned at the St Regis Hotel yesterday. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
An overturned crane at the site of the St Regis resort in St George’s (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A construction worker at the St Regis resort site in St George’s was taken to hospital this morning after a crane toppled over.

Laura Purroy, general manager of Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd, said the “minor accident” was the first in three years of construction.

Ms Purroy said the crane had landed on its side next to the residences at the resort, but without damaging the building.

A police spokesman said officers attended just after 8am.

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He said the crane was being driven along Barry Road when a mechanical failure caused it to fall over an embankment, trapping the operator inside.

The crane driver was treated and discharged from the hospital for “a non-life threatening leg injury”.

No one else was injured.

A police Traffic Collision Investigator along with a government Health and Safety Officer attended the scene and an investigation has begun.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters received a call reporting a crane had overturned at the hotel, with one man trapped in the cab of the overturned crane.

“BFRS responded to the incident with one fire appliance, one ambulance from Clearwater Station and one fire appliance from Hamilton station with a total of eight Firefighters,” said the spokesman.

“On arrival fire crews found one man trapped with no obvious injuries and conscious in the cab of the overturned crane.

“Using high pressure lifting bags firefighters were able to lift the crane and extricate the trapped worker. The worker was then transported to the King Edward Memorial VII Hospital via the fire service ambulance.”

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Published March 23, 2021 at 8:27 am (Updated March 23, 2021 at 8:27 am)

Worker injured after crane topples over at St Regis

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