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DP World issues statement after crane accident

DP World has issued a statement about an incident involving a quay crane collapse that resulted in 10 injuries last week

DP World issues statement after crane crash results in injuries.
DP World issues statement after crane crash results in injuries.

DP World has issued a statement about an incident involving a quay crane collapse that resulted in 10 injuries last week.

The incident saw a CMA CGM container vessel collide with the harbour wall, striking the leg of a quay crane and causing it to fall at Terminal 1 of Jebel Ali Port. A second crane was also shifted off its rails during the incident but remained stable.

Nine workers sustained minor injuries with one moderate case reported. Medical treatment for all minor injuries was received at the DP World Medical Clinic at the terminal with the one moderate case treated at a nearby hospital.

DP World said in a statement: “Our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and all visitors to the port.  DP World’s terminal safety teams responded immediately to the incident and head office global safety teams joined them on site within five minutes. 

“Working with external emergency response teams, the area was evacuated and an exclusion zone created.  Safety drones were also deployed to survey the area, locate anyone in need of medical assistance and to ensure the safety of the responding crews.”

DP World said that it is currently investigating the cause of the incident and added that “all necessary measures were taken to minimise disruption of service to customers during the emergency response activation and in the subsequent investigation phase”.

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