Crane Accidents

Crane Collapse Kills Two, Injures Four


Haiphong City, Vietnam

A crane collapsed at a work site today (July 9) in Haiphong City, killing two workers and injuring four.

The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in Haiphong confirmed that the accident occurred at around 8:00 AM at the construction site of a bridge crossing the Lach Tray River in Hai Thanh Ward. The construction team was working on a 20-meter tall bridge beam when the crane suddenly fell onto the workers.

Two people died on the spot, while four others were seriously injured and transferred to hospital. The crane operator, one of the casualties, is said to have died instantly. Authorities and contractors quickly arrived to deal with the other panicked workers.

The construction site is under management of Civil Engineering Construction Corporation 8. Police are investigating.

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