A crane collapse incident took place at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s Yangzi Xinfu yard this morning.
According to local reports, the crane fell onto a bulk carrier under construction at the yard and caused damages to the front starboard side of the vessel.
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding said in an announcement that the accident was caused by overweight lifting operations.
Two workers onboard the vessel were injured in the incident, one of them died after being sent to the hospital while the condition of the other worker has been stabilised.
Authorities have started investigations into the incident.
VesselsValue data shows there are only three 180,000 dwt capesize bulkers under construction at Yangzi Xinfu. All are being built for Japanese owner Orient Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co.
not official but two workers injured. pic.twitter.com/Dzon6rdQYu
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