Fatal crane accident during underground construction in Greece20 March 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris
A 50 year-old crane operator lost his life during underground construction work in Thessaloniki, Greece.
In circumstances which are under investigation, the crane overturned when the operator tried to lift an operation vehicle. As a result the cabin was overturned, resulting in the death of the operator.
According to sources from the Fire Brigade, cited by local news agency ANA-MPA, the cabin was found upside down resting on beams. The beams prevented its fall in the tunnel, estimated to be more than 15m deep.