VISAKHAPATNAM: Eleven people were crushed to death when a giant crane came crashing down at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here on Saturday, reports Siva G.
Four regular employees of HSL and seven contract workers were among the deceased. The accident happened around noon when the crane, weighing 70 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall, collapsed while its load-holding capacity was being tested.
The crane was built by Mumbai-based Anupam Cranes and was procured by HSL around two years back. The manufacturer, however, had not conducted a trial run to certify its load-holding capacity.