Three seriously injured after crane snaps

NTB/The Local
NTB/The Local - [email protected] • 9 Feb, 2012 Updated Thu 9 Feb 2012 10:20 CEST
image alt text

Three oil services industry supervisors suffered serious injuries on Wednesday after falling 35 metres to the ground when the crane they were working on snapped.

One of the victims, a woman in her late forties, is in a critical condition after the accident in Verdal, 600 kilometres north of Oslo. The condition of the other two victims, both men aged around 40, is described as serious but stable.

All three were taken by air ambulance to St. Olav’s hospital in Trondheim shortly after the accident, which happened at 2pm on Wednesday.

The three employees of Bis Industrier were taking quality control photographs when the accident occurred.

“The upper part of the crane broke causing the basket to fall,” Stig Magnar Løvås, regional head of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, told online newspaper Adressa.

“We’ve found physical damage to several parts [of the crane] but we don’t know what caused it,” he added.

Løvås said it was too early to comment on where responsibility lay for the accident.

More

Comments

NTB/The Local 2012/02/09 10:20

Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also