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Telescopic Crawler Collapsed in Japan

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The telescopic crawler crane collapsed and the operator, in his 70s is slightly injured.

According to the fire department, at around 10:30 am on the 2nd of November, a construction worker reported to the fire department that the crane had collapsed at the construction site in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

It was reported the crane to be a 50 tonnes telescopic crawler, and the operator in his 70s suffered an abrasion on his left leg and was taken to a hospital in the city for an emergency, but it was a minor injury.

There were no injuries to other construction workers. The fire department is investigating the detailed cause of the accident.

News report from CBC News (Japanese)

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