Chinese crane operator fell while videoing herself on a crane

Crane operator filmed fall

Chinese social media influencer and TikTok star Xiao Qiumei has died after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream video, in Quzhou, China.

According to Business Insider, the 23-year-old was videoing herself in a crane cabin when she fell.

Qiumei is well known for sharing videos of her job as a crane operator on social media.

The 23-year-old was seen speaking into the camera when she fell. Eyewitness reports indicate seeing the phone in her hand during the fall and video shows the camera suddenly switched to blurry images of equipment flying past the lens.

Qiumei had two children and her family has confirmed her death, stating that she fell as a result of a misstep.

Five people lost their lives in a tragic crane collapse in Kelowna two weeks ago. Cailen Vilness, Jared Zook, Brad Zawislak and Eric and Patrick Stemmer were all killed after what was described as a catastrophic crane failure.

-with files from Business Insider

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