Safety & Risk Management
One dead, another injured after crane topples onto vehicles
May 16, 2023 By Japan Times
A man died and another was severely injured on Tuesday after a mobile crane toppled and hit nearby vehicles at a construction site in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward, according to Japanese police and firefighters.
The two were both construction workers in their 50s. The man who died was trapped inside a van parked in the construction site while the other man was in a truck parked in a street outside, officials said.
The crane operator, who is in his 50s, was not injured in the incident. He was quoted by the police as saying that the crane “lost balance while lifting and moving an excavator.”
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