Crane Accidents

Another Mishap at Metro Site as Crane Overturns

11/29/08

New Delhi, India

In what could have resulted in another major tragedy, a crane working at an under-construction Delhi Metro site at INA lost balance and overturned on Friday morning. Fortunately, the giant crane fell inside the Metro barricades and no one was injured in the incident. Since the barricades are located right next to a busy road, the extent of the incident could have been more severe had it fallen over the vehicles passing by.

The crane, weighing a whopping 80 tonnes, was reportedly excavating earth at the Metro site when it suddenly toppled over around 6 am. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the rope attaching the crane to the load fell short and the driver tried to lower the boom to reach out further. However, this caused imbalance and the crane overturned.

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