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Man who died in cabin of crane 120 feet above Bow named

PUBLISHED: 16:02 05 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:10 05 April 2013

A crane at the building site in Vernon Road, Bow, where a 51-year-old man died.

A crane at the building site in Vernon Road, Bow, where a 51-year-old man died.

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A crane driver who died in his cabin 120 feet in the air has been named locally as John Richards.

The 51-year-old, described as a “very popular” member of the team by co-workers, is believed to have died of natural causes in the cabin on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters and medics worked together after receiving reports that a man had collapsed in the cabin on the construction site in Vernon Road, Bow.

Mr Richards is believed to have died of natural causes – possibly a cardiac arrest.

His next of kin have been informed.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious, and a date for the inquest has yet to be decided.


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