Fatal Crawler Crane Accident In Hong Kong

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Cranepedia has received some photos of a crawler crane accident that seems to have happened in Hong Kong. From the reaction from the workers on the ground, it seems that the accident has happened when the photo was being taken.

The cabin of the Kobelco crane was crushed by the ball hook of the crane which you can see blood stains from the photo on the right.

So far to our information, the crane was working during the accident and the operator was being crushed by the ball hook when it falls into the operators cabin.

Updated on 11 April 2015.

The operator Wu Ka-fai, 62, was operating his crawler crane at the Pearl River bridge construction site, near the River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.

The Department of Labour sent inspectors to the site to investigate the incident, and the secretary for Labour and Welfare, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, issued a statement confirming that the department has suspended work at the site while the investigation is carried out.