10 injured in DP World crane accident
As many as 10 people were injured at Jebel Ali Port, Terminal 1, on Thursday when a CMA CGM container vessel collided with the harbour wall striking the leg of a quay crane and causing it to fall.
A DP World statement said that safety teams responded immediately to the incident and those injured were sent to the DP World Medical Clinic at the terminal. One of them had a broken arm and leg and had to be transferred to another hospital. He is now in a stable position, the report said.
The safety team of the head office arrived on the site within five minutes, and working with external emergency response teams, the area was evacuated and safety drones also deployed to survey the area to locate anyone in need of medical assistance, the report said.
An investigation is currently underway to establish the cause of the incident. The collapsed quay crane will be removed following all necessary safety procedures once the investigation has been completed.
A second crane was also shifted off its rails during the incident but remained upright and stable. It is now under assessment for structural integrity and not in use until further notice