A man in his 70s has been killed after a hot tub fell from a crane while being lowered into a garden, according to neighbours.
The unidentified pensioner was killed on Monday morning in a residential street in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol.
Avon and Somerset Police were called to an address and said the man had been hit by the load that fell from the crane.
Shocked neighbours said on Monday that the man was tragically killed by a falling hot tub.
One homeowner, whose house backs onto the garden where the incident happened, said: “It was definitely a hot tub. They were lowering it into the garden.
“I heard a load of shouting and screaming. I don’t know whether the man lives there or works for the crane company."
A police spokeswoman 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.
“Police inquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive [HSE].”
An HSE spokeswoman confirmed: “HSE is aware of this incident and investigating.”
Avon Fire and Rescue Service received a call to Springleaze, Mangotsfield, to assist police and paramedics at 9.54am on Monday.
A spokeswoman said: “Sadly, the man in his 70s was pronounced deceased at the scene.
“Crews from Kingswood and Avonmouth supported emergency service colleagues by working to make the equipment safe following police investigations.
“Our thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends at this sad time.”
A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “We were called at 9.20am to an incident in the area of Mangotsfield.
“We attended with multiple resources including an air ambulance and the Hazardous Area Response Team.”
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