Elvira Demidova: Harrowing video shows TikToker get crushed to death while operating crane

Elvira Demidova: Harrowing video shows TikToker get crushed to death while operating crane
Elvira Demidova used to work for Mostostroy-11 and was also a rising star on TikTok (Twitter/ @lvaroVi34182067 and YouTube/ 6IX WORLD NEWS)

A Russian TikToker has died after a crane she was operating fell to the ground. The horrific accident of Elvira Demidova that happened on Tuesday, July 26, was caught on camera and has since gone viral online.

According to reports, the 31-year-old was working in Tyumen, a big oil hub in Russia, when she was killed. Demidova was apparently loading concrete with the help of the crane when a strong wind blew it over, forcing the cabin to fall 40 feet to the ground. The shocking incident instantly took away the woman’s life.


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Demidova, who has 41,000 subscribers on TikTok, is survived by a son and a daughter. It has been said that her job as a crane operator and her honest stories made her famous on the social media platform. According to reports, a crowdfunding endeavor has been initiated to raise money for her funeral as well as for the future of her children, who will now be under the care of their maternal grandmother.

Demidova’s husband was left in shock after the terrible tragedy. He reportedly said: “She was the best woman in the world. I don’t know anyone who would say bad things about her. She was sociable, kind, sympathetic, faithful. I don’t know yet what I will do next. I need to get over the shock. Now the main thing for me is to bury her as a beloved woman.”

It has also been reported that a probe has been started into the tragic death of Demidova, who was a staff member at a company called Mostostroy-11 — which has received a number of government contracts. “The firm’s boss, Nikolay Russu, was recognized by Russian leader Vladimir Putin in 2020 for the company’s role in erecting the bridge connecting annexed Crimea and Russia,” The New York Post reported.

After Demidova’s death, a Twitter user shared a video of her on the microblogging site and wrote: “Russia city of tyumen My condolences to the family of Elvira Demidova, who died yesterday while operating the crane where she worked. He was 32 years old.” Another user tweeted below, “Rest in peace baby girl 🙏🏽💙🕊.”




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Meanwhile, the YouTube video of the accident received several comments expressing condolences. Some individuals criticized Demidova's employers for their alleged non-compliance with regulations, while others suggested she might have neglected safety provisions and labor protection instructions herself. One comment read, "Engineers are sometimes asked to loosen the brakes so that the crane stops more smoothly in some cases, and this leads to it, it would reach dead ends at low speed, I think there was no accident. I'm sorry girl.”

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