Crane Accidents

Fallen Crane Removed; SZR Scheduled to be Opened by 12.30pm

11/9/08

United Arab Emirates

A senior police official said overloading was the probable cause of a crane collapsing on a gantry on Shaikh Zayed Road on Sunday morning.

A mast of a crane belonging to a Dubai Metro contractor fell on a gantry at 4.30am on Sunday, throwing the morning rush hour traffic out of gear and leaving many motorists stuck for hours.


Police said some accidents on alternative routes such as Al Khail Road aggravated the traffic situation.

The road was reopened at around 12.30pm, after eight hours of closure.

Lieutenant Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Acting Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Traffic Department who was present at the scene, said: “Overloading could be the probable reason the crane collapsed, but the actual reason will be determined only after investigations are complete.”

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