Crane Accidents

Fatal Jib Drop in Singapore



Crawler Crane Luffing Jib Kills One Singapore 2012Two men were injured and one died when a crawler crane’s luffing jib came down onto the roof of a building in Singapore yesterday.

The man who died was trapped under the jib and declared dead at the scene, he was 42, another suffered a fractured thigh bone and the third a spinal injury. All three men were construction workers from China.

Singapore civil defence force officers were lifted onto the roof using another crawler crane hooked up to a man basket.

The photos seem to suggest a hoist or cable failure, though more details have not been provided.

Singapore has a first class record of investigating and publishing infromation from such accidents, so any lessons should be available in due course.

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