Man Who Fell From Crane Is Named

3 March 2015, 13:39 | Updated: 3 March 2015, 13:53

A man who died at a gas terminal in Norfolk fell from a crane before it had begun operating, his employer has said.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are investigating the accident at Bacton gas plant on Saturday morning.

Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd issued a statement naming the man as David Eastick, who was in his 60s and from the Norwich area. It said the news had been met with "great sadness".

The statement said: "The cause of the injuries are not known but the incident took place before crane lifting operations began.

"A full investigation to determine what actually occurred has been launched by Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd, Perenco (UK) Bacton Gas Terminal, HSE and Norfolk police.

"Our thoughts and concerns are with his family now and no further comment can be made at this time pending the outcome of the investigation.''

The death is not being treated as suspicious.