A 500 tonne crane overturned while lifting a concrete bridge section into position this weekend on the Mumbai metro line in Kanjurmarg, North East Mumbai, killing the operator.
According to a report we have received along with a photo, the crane - a Sany All Terrain - overturned with its outriggers sunk into the ground while conducting a tandem lift. We have been unable to fully verify all of the details of the report, while the photo sent with it does not shed much light on the subject.
The crane operator, Lovedeep Ravindra Singh, 35, was working for the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority and was trapped in his cab. Once rescued he was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.
We will update this item if and when we learn more.