A tower crane came down across the airport road in Doha, Qatar yesterday killing one man, an Egyptian, and seriously injuring three others.
The crane, which appears to be relatively new and owned by the contractor Mid Gulf, gave way at its base, close to the foundation while it was being erected. Very strong winds were reported at the time, which might have contributed to the collapse?
We have no idea at this stage what caused the tower to go over. The operator’s cab took much of the impact, but we are not entirely clear if the deceased – said to be in his 20’s – was the operator, or one of the men working on the crane at the time.
The crane foundation or based failed
The operator’s cab took much of the impact