At least 10 people were killed after a giant crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard limited in Visakhapatnam on Saturday, according to The Indian Express.
A safety engineer of Hindustan Shipyard said that the crane was manufactured by Anupam Industries. It was a new crane, and load testing was being conducted by the maintenance staff. Eight bodies have already been recovered; around 10-12 people were working at the site.
Another industrial accident in #Vizag. This time, a massive crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard, #Visakhapatnam. About seven people suspected to have died due to the crash and another 10 workers still stuck under it. Rescue operations are on. pic.twitter.com/6k46LdTabQ— Revathi (@revathitweets) August 1, 2020
Rescue teams arrived at the scene of the incident.
According to the Vizag commissioner, the crane weighed 70 tonnes and there were 10 people inside the cabin of the crane.
State Minister Avanthi Srinivas has asked officials to provide best possible treatment to the injured.
My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased in the accident when a heavy crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam resulting in death of 10 people.— GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) August 1, 2020
Authorities must ensure best treatment for those injured and wish their speedy recovery.#OmShanti🙏 pic.twitter.com/oneTZggTfQ
The yard is presently building two $3.5 billion diving support vessels for the Indian Navy , as well as four 50 tonne bollard pull tugs costing about $30 million.