A crane driver who admitted he was lucky to be alive after oversleeping on the morning his crane was hit by a helicopter has been sacked.
Managing director Eddie Clough from building firm Hardcastle and Cribbs said the crane driver should have been at his post high above the ground when the helicopter ploughed into it and not testing the tog unit value on his new duvet.
Clough said he was furious that only the two people had died in the accident when in all fairness it should have been three, and slammed the crane driver’s children for failing to wake him early enough for him to get to work on time, accusing them of being overindulged and cosseted.
‘Well he can spend as much time as he likes in bed now’ fumed Clough. ‘Let’s see how lucky he feels now’.