Visakhapatnam: A minimum of 10 individuals had been reported killed and a number of other others injured when a jetty crane collapsed on Saturday on the Hindustan Shipyard Restricted premises.
In keeping with eyewitness accounts, the mishap occurred between 11.30 am and 12 midday when officers had been testing the crane. A minimum of 20 individuals had been engaged on the spot when the crane broke and fell on its facet, crushing many staff.
A crane collapses at Hindustan Shipyard Restricted in #Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh; 10 lifeless & 1 injured within the incident, says DCP Suresh Babu
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Of the 10 casualties reported thus far, 4 individuals are stated to be common staff, whereas the remaining six are contract workers.
District authorities rushed to the spot and took inventory of the state of affairs.
District Collector V Vinay Chand stated: “The 70-tonne capacity jetty crane was procured and commissioned two years ago and its full-fledged trials were initiated this morning. During the trials, officials were testing the dead-weight capacity of the crane when its cabin portion on the top and its base portion separated and the crane collapsed.”
Whereas rescue efforts are underway, some staff are believed to be trapped beneath the collapsed crane since rescuers and bystanders may hear the ringing of cellphones beneath the collapsed crane.
Saturday’s incident is the third main mishap within the port metropolis since Could this yr, when a fuel leak in LG Polymers had led to 12 deaths.
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