Tuesday, Dec 01 2020
All Cities
Choose Your City
'...for anyone, anywhere, interested in Siberia today'
The Siberian Times

Electrocuted to death

By The Siberian Times reporter
31 July 2015

Crane driver hits high voltage cable and dies on the spot.

'It all happened very fast, just in seconds. The vehicle ignited like a torch.' Picture: Andrey Gorodnev

Video footage shows the tragic scene in Krasnoyarsk after the mobile crane's boom hit a power line. 

The driver died immediately, and his vehicle ignited in flames. 

Eyewitness Andrey Gorodnev said: 'It all happened very fast, just in seconds. 

'The vehicle ignited like a torch. The driver died, the rescuers could not approach the site, cause the crane was connected to the electric voltage for an hour or so.'

High voltage


High voltage


High voltage


High voltage


High voltage

'One man was screaming that we can still save the driver, but the other eyewitnesses stopped him, saying it was dangerous.' Picture: Andrey Gorodnev, Sergey Zelmanovich

A woman at the scene, Anastasia Agres, said: 'One man was screaming that we can still save the driver, but the other eyewitnesses stopped him, saying it was dangerous.'

The firefighters could not approach to the burning car during this time, until the cable was disconnected.

Eyewitnesses filmed the tragic scene. 

Comments (1)

Really sad, preventable accident.
rose beninger, USA
03/08/2015 07:10
0
0
1

Add your comment

We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. Please also read 'Siberian Times' Privacy Policy

Name

Town/Country

Add your comments

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments.

Control code*

Type the code

* obligatory


News

Business

The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies
EUR91.20USD76.20GBP101.65Other...