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T5 hit by near misses

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AIRPORT operator BAA is investigating two near misses at Heath row's T5 last month.

It is believed two tower cranes collided and hours later a 13-tonne precast concrete column was dropped 9 m from another crane.

A BAA spokeswoman said: 'Two tower cranes were involved in a minor incident last month when the jib of one touched the ropes of another.

'In a separate incident, a crane driver took the precautionary action of lowering a precast concrete column out of the vicinity of nearby workers after he suspected a crane fault.

A lighting rig was damaged.'