Crane collapse victim Chris Powell was 'very caring guy'

Experienced aerial photographer Chris Powell died when the crane collapsed on Monday.
Experienced aerial photographer Chris Powell died when the crane collapsed on Monday. Instagram

THE photographer killed when a crane collapsed in Brisbane on Monday night has been paid tribute to as a loving father and entrepreneur.

Chris Powell, who was contracted to take pictures of a development site, fell up to 40 metres when the crane toppled next to the Gasworks dining precinct in Newstead.

His son Brendan was assisting him on the project and was also in the crane basket, suffering serious injuries to his arms, legs, back and ribs.


A photo on Instagram showing Chris Powell with wife Lea.

On Tuesday evening, Mr Powell's brother-in-law Luke Riley said Brendan had come out of an induced coma but was expected to remain at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for at least another six weeks.

Mr Riley said Chris Powell, a father of three from Brisbane's northern suburbs, regularly went out of his way to help others and was involved in charity work. "He was certainly very committed to his family," Mr Riley said.

-Brisbane Times

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