Chinese TikTok influencer falls to death while allegedly filming on crane

She leaves behind two young daughters.

Fasiha Nazren | July 26, 2021, 02:27 PM

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An influencer from Quzhou, China, died after falling 48m from a crane.

According to Business Insider, Xiao Qiumei was allegedly recording herself at the time of the incident on Douyin, which is the Chinese version of video-sharing platform TikTok.

The 23-year-old was apparently filming in a crane cabin when she fell from the height.

On Chinese social media app Weibo, users reported that the incident took place as early as July 17, 2021.

A viral video of the alleged incident shows footage as the phone fell from the crane, with a short shriek in the background.

Family said she's a "professional" at work

According to, Xiao's family confirmed that she fell to her death after finishing her shift as a crane operator.

However, they denied that she was filming before the incident happened.

They said that she was a professional at work and would keep her phone in her bag while working.

Her family added that she simply missed a step and fell as a result.

Popular for showing videos at work

Xiao rose to fame on Douyin after regularly sharing videos of her job as a crane operator.

However, following the news of her death, it seems that her account has been deleted from the platform.

She leaves behind two preschool-going daughters.

Top image screenshot from Weibo.