Saturday, 23 February 2019

Dock worker survives after crane lorry falls over him and plunges into the sea as he loads a barge at a harbour


  • Video shows the truck landing in the water and becoming submerged in seconds
  • Port worker was standing near the front of the lorry when it tipped over him
  • Fortunately he resurfaces half a minute later and did not sustain serious injuries
A port worker has survived after a crane lorry fell over him and plunged into the sea off the side of a dock in east Taiwan. 
Dramatic footage shows a plastic barge being lowered by the crane attached to the heavy-duty truck when strong winds caused the vehicle to tip over at the fishing harbour in Hualien city on Wednesday. 
Three of the workers were seen scrambling to safety while one employee standing near the front of the lorry became trapped and fell into the water.   
Lucky port worker escapes after shocking harbour crane accident

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Dramatic footage shows a plastic barge being lowered by the crane attached to the heavy-duty truck when strong winds caused the vehicle to tip over at the fishing harbour in Hualien city
Dramatic footage shows a plastic barge being lowered by the crane attached to the heavy-duty truck when strong winds caused the vehicle to tip over at the fishing harbour in Hualien city
About half a minute later, the man resurfaces at the side of the dock and rescuers were able to pull him to safety. He did not sustain any serious injuries, according to reports
About half a minute later, the man resurfaces at the side of the dock and rescuers were able to pull him to safety. He did not sustain any serious injuries, according to reports
About half a minute later, the man resurfaces at the side of the dock and rescuers were able to pull him to safety. 
The port worker, surnamed Lai, did not sustain any serious injuries, according toApple Daily Taiwan.  
Taiwanese coastguard officials said they believed strong winds contributed to the overturning of the crane lorry, which sunk to the bottom of the harbour.
Three of the workers were seen scrambling to safety while one employee standing near the front of the lorry became trapped and fell into the water
Three of the workers were seen scrambling to safety while one employee standing near the front of the lorry became trapped and fell into the water
The worker, surnamed Lai, did not sustain any serious injuries after the lorry tipped over him
The worker, surnamed Lai, did not sustain any serious injuries after the lorry tipped over him
Taiwanese coastguard officials said they believed strong winds contributed to the overturning of the crane lorry, which sunk to the bottom of the harbour
Taiwanese coastguard officials said they believed strong winds contributed to the overturning of the crane lorry, which sunk to the bottom of the harbour
The workers also reportedly had their measurements off when they were landing the barge into the water. 
Having since removed the damaged barge from the sea, they are to salvage the lorry, as well as assess any potential environmental impact the incident may have caused including oil spills. 
The accident caused an estimated one million NT (£25,000) in damages, according to China Times.
Net users commented on Facebook that the workers were not operating the crane properly, which led to the weight imbalance. 

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