Fatal crane accident during underground construction in Greece

20 March 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris


A 50 year-old crane operator lost his life during underground construction work in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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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.

Source: ANA-MPA