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Fatal crane incident in Bahrain

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs.

The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used.
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The scene in Bahrain as investigators arrived

The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Bangladesh was helping load the containers onto a ship. A colleague working alongside him escaped unhurt. Both men are employed by Al Hassanain Construction Company.

An investigation has been launched and inspectors claim to have discovered a number of violations, as a result a technical report will be submitted to the public prosecutor.

This is the second work fatality in Bahrain in a few days, on Sunday Ashok Kumar Kamaljit, 38, a steel erector working for Six Construct, fell 13 storeys at a building under construction in Manama after he reportedly took a short cut at the end of his shift. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.