Damaged crane in Vauxhall
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London crash: Crane driver 'lucky' he was late

A crane operator who was late for work when a helicopter crashed into the crane he works on said he had overslept and now feels "very lucky".

Nicki Biagioni, 30, of Essex, said his two sons wake him up at 05:00 GMT but on Wednesday they slept an hour later.

Pete Barnes, the pilot, and pedestrian Matthew Wood were killed in the crash in South Lambeth.

Jonathan Blake reports.

  • 17 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK
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