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News ID: 73831 |
Publish Date: 10:39 - 09 May 2017

10 injured as CMA CGM Vessel Hits Quay Crane in Jebel Ali Port

Ten port workers were injured when a CMA CGM container vessel collided with a quay crane at Jebel Ali Port, causing it to collapse.

10 injured as CMA CGM Vessel Hits Quay Crane in Jebel Ali Port
Terminal operator DP World confirmed in statement on Monday that on Thursday 4 May a CMA CGM container vessel had collided with the harbour wall striking the leg of a quay crane causing it to fall, MANA correspondent reported.
It added that a second crane had shifted off its rails but remained upright.
DP World said the accident led to one person with “moderate” injuries with a fractured arm and leg and nine with “minor” injuries who were treated at the DP World Medical Clinic. The man with a fractured arm and leg is in hospital and reported to be in a stable condition.
“Working with external emergency response teams, the area was evacuated and an exclusion zone created. Safety drones were also deployed to survey the area, locate anyone in need of medical assistance and to ensure the safety of the responding crews,” DP World said.
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