Crane Crash Kills 11 in India’s Premier Shipyard

Dhaka Post Desk

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19 October, 2021 0 Views


A huge jetty crane at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), Visakhapatnam, India crashed and killed 11 workers.

As per the Indian government, the incident took place during load testing of the crane, which weighs a staggering 70 tonne.

During the test, the crane crashed along with 10 workers in the same cabin, consisting of engineers and other shipyard workers. The workers did not survive the crash, giving up to the huge iron structure.

On investigation, it was found that the cabin got separated from the base of the crane during testing, with the crane coming down with a loud thud.

HSL officials announced an inquiry by a core team into the accident, headed by engineers across multidisciplinary fronts from one of India’s premier engineering colleges.

Apart from probing into structural defects, the team would also see if there was any human error that caused such a mishap.

The port city of Visakhapatnam is of vital importance to India as it houses the Eastern Command of the Indian Navy, apart from many other naval bases.

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