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Giant crane collapses at Hindustan Shipyard in Vizag, killing 11 workers

Giant crane collapses at Hindustan Shipyard in Vizag, killing 11 workers

Visakhapatnam, Aug 1 (UNI) Eleven personnel, including four permanent employees of HSL, lost their lives, when a huge new crane collapsed on them at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here on Saturday.

At around 1130 hrs, load testing of the crane was being carried out by contractor Green Field and other workers. Suddenly, the crane tilted towards one side, collapsed and fell on the north side of the Slipway-4 on the crane track, the HSL said in a statement here.

who died were involved in operation and other supports for the evolution,

The incident killed 11 personnel, including three from Green Field, two from Lead Engineers and one from Squad-7. One person was yet to be identified, as his body was trapped in the debris and efforts were on to retrieve the body, it added.

An FIR about the incident has been lodged at Malkapuram police station.



A Department Enquiry Committee, headed by a Director, was convened to establish the causes leading to the incident, said the statement.

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