Two men are killed and one injured when a crane collapsed at Highdown School in West Sussex last Friday.

Two workers died following a crane collapse at a Wilmott Dixon site last week.

The men were killed as two 60-metre cranes collapsed at the Highdown School site in west Sussex last Friday. Both were subcontractors working for Wilmott Dixon.

The men have been named as Gary Miles, 37, and Steven Boatman, 45, both from Reading. A third man sustained head injuries and is in a stable condition at Worthing Hospital.

It is understood the incident occurred as the cranes were being dismantled. As one crane fell, it crashed into another, which remained standing. One crane hit the roof of a building at nearby Durrington High School, but no pupils were hurt. The second crane was brought down in a controlled explosion this week after the HSE deemed it could not be safely dismantled.

Rick Wilmott, Wilmott Dixon chief executive officer, said his thoughts were with the families of those concerned. He said: “We are obviously deeply saddened by this terrible event, and pass on heartfelt condolences to families and friends of the men who lost their lives so tragically.”

The HSE and the police are now investigating the collapse.