Fatal tower crane collapse in China

A tower crane collapsed this morning while it was being dismantled in the city of Yueyang, in the north eastern corner of Hunan Province, China.

At least four people were struck directly by the falling crane tower and jib, two of them died at the scene, while a further two died shortly after they arrived at the hospital. The falling crane also struck several other construction workers, but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Apart from a single photo below and a little text we have not received anything that might shed more light on the cause of the incident and the type of crane.
The scene in Yueyang this morning

An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way and four people have already been detained for questioning by the local police.

This is the second such incident today, with four men killed at a job site in Bangkok, Thailand, when one of the luffing jib cranes collapsed See fatal tower crane incident in Bangkok


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25 Jan 2019
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