Four were killed after a tower crane collapsed in Navi Mumbai, and 2 others critical

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The accident occurred after the tower crane used to transport construction materials atop the housing project collapsed from the 14th floor and landed on them.

In a tragic incident, four persons including two labourers, one crane operator and a car driver, died due to a crane accident Navi Mumbai on Tuesday evening (26th June). They were working at an under-construction site of the City and Industrial Development Corporation’s (CIDCO) Taloja phase 2 project in Navi Mumbai.

The accident occurred after the tower crane used to transport construction materials atop the housing project collapsed from the 14th floor and landed on them. Two more labourers are reported to be in critical condition.

The injured are currently undergoing treatment at the MGM hospital, Kalamboli.

Preliminary findings by Taloja police stated that the crane used to ferry construction materials malfunctioned.

“The entire machinery came down along with the crane operator and landed upon the labourers as well as a parked car with the driver seated inside. The bodies were completely crushed. Identifying the remains was a challenge, “ an official said.

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The contract of development work by CIDCO under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) was given to a private construction company.

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