Two injured after Edinburgh crane drops load

The crane dropped its load onto a car and a lorry. Picture: Esme Allen

The crane dropped its load onto a car and a lorry. Picture: Esme Allen

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A DRIVER and a construction worker have been taken to hospital after a crane dropped its load onto two vehicles.

The incident happened at a construction site in Leith, Edinburgh at around 10.40am on Friday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue said the crane was lifting a panel when the load plunged onto a car and a lorry.

“The crane was lifting a panel into the air when the straps on the crane snapped and it fell onto a lorry and a car”, a spokeswoman for the service said.

Paramedics took two people to hospital with minor injuries, the Scottish Ambulance Service said.

The road was closed between Henderson Road and Bonnington Road.

The Health and Safety Executive are carrying out an investigation into the incident.