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2 seriously injured in Phnom Penh crane plunge

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Two individuals sustained serious injuries as a section of a crane collapsed in central Phnom Penh on July 30, 2023. The incident occurred at Deer Bakery & Cake in Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, around 4:00 pm.

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Reportedly, the two men were operating in a bucket attached to the crane when it unexpectedly fell, resulting in their severe injuries. Authorities are currently questioning witnesses, site owners, construction contractors, and those present at the scene to ascertain the cause of the collapse.

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Cranepedia’s Comments

  1. The possibility of the fabricated basket’s integrity being compromised, leading to the failure of the lifting lugs, is worth considering as a potential cause of the incident.
  2. Another plausible scenario could involve the lifting gears of the basket failing, resulting in the collapse.
  3. It’s also worth examining whether there was a mechanical fault within the crane’s mechanism itself, which could have contributed to the collapse.

A thorough investigation is essential to determine the precise cause of the crane collapse and to prevent such incidents in the future.

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