5 July, 2018
In a freak incident a Hydra crane fell over while lifting a 2.5 tone slab for the elevated portion of the North-South corridor of the Ahmedabad Metro connecting APMC Vasna with Motera srea. The incident sparked rumours of death of a labourer and of other being injured.
The crane fell over on its side near Acher in Motera area. Metro officials said while a slab was being lifted for fitting to the elevated platform, the crane lost balance and the slab fell on another crane which was standing in the vicinity.
Officials said the crane fell over as soon as the slab was lifted because the ground below the crane was wet and soggy due to rain s and couldn't bear the load. Officials said that when slabs are lifted, a small crane first lifts the slab to a particular height and from there another crane takes it higher and to te final level.
Everywitness say that the driver of the crane on which the slab fell got stuck in his cabin. Nearby residents saved the driver. Metro officials said after lifting the slab, they ensured no person was below the slab or in the vicinity.
SOURCE: Times of India