This is the shocking moment a crane topples over and smashes into an industrial lifter – leaving a dock worker dangling 60ft above the ground. The freak accident occurred at a port in Guatemala when a large red crane was moving a counterweight from an even taller grey one.
Footage captured by a worker last Wednesday shows the red crane lose its balance and collapse to the ground. As the heavy machinery falls, it smashes into the industrial lifter causing its two occupants to stumble.
One manages to hang on to a rail on the lifter platform but his co-worker nearly falls out, just holding on by his fingertips. Miraculously, both survived uninjured.
The dock worker who shot the video said: ‘They didn’t have a harness for this kind of accident, so it shows that in Guatemala there are no safety measures in this line of work.’ He later added: ‘Thank God no one was seriously injured.’
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