Crane Accidents

Crane Driver Does Not Understand How Mijas Costa Bridge Accident Happened

07/10/08

Malaga, Spain 

Crane Driver Does Not Understand How Mijas Costa Bridge Accident Happened

The driver of the crane which hit the pedestrian bridge in Mijas Costa on Monday, leading to the collapse of the structure and resulting in two serious injuries, has said that he does not understand why the bridge came down.

The driver has told the Diario Sur newspaper that he noted a scraping sound as he went under the bridge, with coins on his dashboard rattling as a result, but did not know why the hook of his crane was in a lifted position. He was on his way home after a day’s work and says he was not even travelling at 60 kms/hour.

He asks the question how can such a contact bring down a bridge, and since the accident he has been doubting whether it would have been better if the bridge had fallen on him, rather than the two victims in the following car.

One of the two seriously injured in the Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella, the 47 year old, is now making progress, while the younger man, the 30 year old remains in a serious but stable condition.

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