Crane collapses at Hindustan Shipyard, 11 killed

A crane collapse occurred at India’s Hindustan Shipyard on Saturday, resulting in the death of 11 workers.

The incident happened when the 70 tonne crane was being tested for its loading capacity. The base part of the crane and the overhead cabin were separated, resulting in the collapse.

Ten workers were in the cabin when the incident happened and all of them died while another worker on site also died.

Four of the deceased workers were official employees of Hindustan Shipyard while the other seven were hired from subcontractors.

Authorities have started investigations into the incident.

Hindustan Shipyard mainly builds bulk carriers, drillships, offshore support vessels and it is also major naval yard of India.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


  1. Cranes have certain technical limitations that should be well known to avoid disasters like this one.

Back to top button