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Dockers struck on heads by falling crane part

Two dockers were taken to hospital last night after a lump of iron fell on their heads at the strike-hit Kwai Tsing container port.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:50am

Disaster watch:

Keep an eye on yp.scmp.com, and Wednesday's YP, for details of the YP hope project: we'll be making cranes, and hoping you'll join us.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Crane wheel crushes worker to death

A crane wheel weighing a tonne fell on a 57-year-old man in Sheung Shui yesterday, crushing him to death. Firemen used a forklift to raise the wheel from the container yard worker's body.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

China Navigation in US$300m vessel deal

China Navigation, the shipping company privately owned by John Swire & Sons, has signed a US$300 million deal for eight 31,000 deadweight tonne multipurpose ships with Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding.

The order includes options for up to eight similar vessels costing a further US$300 million.

30 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Arnie praises workers for new Bay Bridge

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his gratitude with high praise to Shanghai workers yesterday as he visited a factory that is making the central segment of the new San Francisco Bay Bridge.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Building crane topples onto LRT train

An investigation involving several government departments is under way after a crane fell on a Light Rail Transit train in Tuen Mun yesterday, injuring 18 people.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Two sailors injured in fall from container

Two mainland sailors were sent to hospital after falling from the top of a cargo container on a ship off Stonecutters Island at about 2.30am yesterday. Police said the crewmen lost their balance and fell three metres to the deck while dodging the hook of a crane on board the vessel. They were treated at Princess Margaret Hospital for leg and head injuries and discharged.

11 May 2010 - 12:00am

Company fined HK$36,000 over crane deaths

The company responsible for operating the tower crane that collapsed and killed two workers while demolishing the Mitsukoshi department store in Causeway Bay two years ago has been fined HK$36,000.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Firms in fatal crane collapse plead not guilty

Three companies have pleaded not guilty in the collapse of a crane during the demolition of the Mitsukoshi department store in Causeway Bay more than two years ago that killed two people and injured five others.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Houses damaged in crane drama

A bundle of about 20 steel rods flew down a slope in Sai Kung yesterday when a crane truck lifting the load flipped over.

The crane was lifting the rods at 10.30am at a construction site on top of a Nam Wai slope when it toppled onto a pump room that was being built. Firemen said the pump room stopped the truck sliding down the slope.

5 Jun 2008 - 12:00am