Dubai port crane collapse injures 10

The collapse of a giant gantry crane at the Jebel Ali container port terminal in Dubai left nine people with minor injuries and one with "moderate" injuries last week, according to port operator DP World.

A video clip of the accident shows the crane crashing down just feet from a building and people running from it in panic seconds after impact.

The collapse happened after the Centaurus, an 11,000 teu container ship operated by French shipper CMA CGM, struck the harbour wall while berthing on 4 May.

"The incident resulted in one moderate and nine minor injuries, but thankfully no fatalities," DP World said in a statement yesterday.

Jebel Ali’s rail-mounted gantry cranes are 32m high and the one that collapsed fell across a busy dockyard where trucks were coming and going.

Security-camera footage of the accident, obtained by shipping industry publication Splash 24/7, shows the activity on the dock moments before the crane came crashing down.

A second crane was shifted off its rail but remained upright.

Jebel Ali is the largest container terminal in the Middle East. An investigation has been launched into the reason the Centaurus went off course,

Image: A capture from the video of the collapse (YouTube)

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