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Dramatic footage of a crane collapsing at Jebel Ali is doing the rounds today. Happily, although there were nine minor injuries and one “moderate” injury, of a fractured arm and leg, there were no fatalities – and when you watch the footage you’ll see why that was so lucky. It happened on Thursday when a CMA CGM containership hit the harbour wall, and struck the leg of a quay crane, which fell. A second crane was also shifted off its rails, but stayed upright. DP World has issued a statement, noting that the fallen crane will be removed and the second is out of use. It added: “All necessary measures were taken to minimise disruption of service to customers during the emergency response and subsequent investigation.” DP World also praised the emergency and safety teams.

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