Crane Accidents

4 Dead as Crane Collapses in Hubei

05/21/13

Hubei, China

Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a crane collapse on Tuesday morning in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said.
The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site in the village of Shuangli, Yuanan County, sources with the county government said, Xinhua news agency reports.
The roughly seven-story crane collapsed while being dismantled, killing three people on the spot and seriously injuring two others.
The injured were sent to a local hospital, and one died after rescue efforts failed.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

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