Jetty crane collapses, kills 11

Eleven people were reported killed at a shipyard in Visakhapatnam, India on Saturday August 1st when a jetty crane collapsed during commissioning.

The incident occurred during the load testing of a recently-installed rail-mounted crane at government-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), in Andhra Pradesh.

Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh said that a Departmental Enquiry Committee had been created to establish the causes leading to the accident.

According to local officials a team of contractors and shipyard employees were conducting a load test on the crane on Saturday morning when it broke apart and collapsed. All 11 people who were in the operating cabin, including four HSL employees, were killed when it struck the ground. No additional personnel were injured.

The yard is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances in the casualty.