Report: Five Killed, Dozens Injured in Crane Collapse at Samsung Heavy Industries

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Five workers have been killed and at least four seriously injured when a crane collapsed at the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, Yonhap news agency informed citing firefighting officials.

Up to ten other workers are reported to have sustained minor injuries in the incident at the Geoje yard that occurred on Monday, May 1st.

According to the report from the Korea Herald that cited police officials, two cranes collided, causing a structure to fall from one of the cranes, from up to 60 meters of height, onto a ship under construction.

As informed, operations are underway to rescue potential victims that may be buried at the site following the 32-ton crane’s collapse.

The cause of the incident is yet to be determined.

World Maritime News Staff

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