Crane crash on Old Airport Road, at least one dead

Crane crash on Old Airport Road, at least one dead

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

A crane reportedly crashed on to the main street on Old Airport road near F-Ring road this morning and caused major traffic flow disruption.

Doha News reported that at least one individual died following the crane accident. It is still unclear if the deceased was the crane operator or someone else.

Those injured in the incident were two Egyptians and an Indian. One of the Egyptians is in critical condition and is being treated at the Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) of Hamad General Hospital (HGH).

The victims were rushed to the hospital by an ambulance team of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

The Indian has undergone a surgery, while the other Egyptian also remains admitted at the hospital, said a source.

The crane toppled over between the Ahmed Al Ahmed intersection and the Air Force intersection causing heavy traffic congestion in the area and a partial road closure. The reason for the collapse was not known yesterday.

Photos of the incident have been circulating on social media. The photos show blood splattered on the crane, helmets and safety vests on the ground and debris of the crane crash. A particular photo also shows a figure covered in blue sheet, reportedly the body of the dead individual.

Ambulance and police patrols rushed to the scene following the accident are diverting traffic on to F-Ring road.

On Scene: Video from the crane accident (this video might be disturbing for some)

Do you know more about the incident? Share your photos and any relevant details in the comments or by email: info@qatarliving.com

Story cover photo by @hamadmajeed on Twitter

By rabee4sham• 7 years 4 months ago.
rabee4sham

sorry to happen and god protect them..god bless them

By samun• 7 years 4 months ago.
samun

@djseanjohn this is your stupid mentality that made you to come up with such shit judgement. Cheap is your company to hire such absent minded person like you.

By syed nisar• 7 years 4 months ago.
syed nisar

@@@djseanjohn: I don't care which part of the world you are from, cheap is your mentality, your upbringing, your thoughts. I think you are one such racist guy, who does not even care to apologise. Hide wherever you can, we will smoke you out.

By Ganesh2005• 7 years 4 months ago.
Ganesh2005

Corrected as Racist

By Ganesh2005• 7 years 4 months ago.
Ganesh2005

@djseanjohn: Come to the topic; don't be raciest. You need to make Public Apology for your saying.

By Molten Metal• 7 years 4 months ago.
Molten Metal

I told before also ........ Human Error , human error ................ .......... .............................

By naskabir• 7 years 4 months ago.
naskabir

May the departed soul rest in peace..

It has been learned that the crane was under erection. Bad weather / heavy wind could be the cause at first place. those who gave green signal for the erection to take place are to be held responsible for this incident.

By acchabaccha• 7 years 4 months ago.
acchabaccha

Safetyman 15: Yes, all nationalities have super performers with considerable knowledge and experience in their field of work. Your input was very informative. It is just very sad and painful that this incident took place and there was loss of precious human life and injuries irrespective of who died or got injured. All of us are here to earn for our families back home and return safely.

By safetyman15• 7 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
safetyman15

@djseanjohn , i check your profile, u are just a Nigerian storekeeper, you don't know anything about the safety job .... besides don't judge the ability of any nationalities.............just say sorry for your mistake...

Dear QL Friends and safety guys, actually the information what i fetch is, the crane was totally not set up, just the installation was going on... its a high branded crane with capacity of 10 Tons, for such big crane, the foundation was made only around 3*3 mtrs (RCC Concreate) with around (50 Tons), but for such big cranes, the foundation suppose to be minimum 5.5*5.5 to 6 with avarage weigh of 110 Tons...while they are in the aim to install the main jib (boom), they loaded the counter weight approx 4.5 Tons in the installed back jib, all of a sudden the entire installed sections along with the crane foundation got imbalanced and fell down.... yesterdays wind was also a factor in this case!,

not only in Qatar, every countries including Europe and america having similar incidents, the responsible guys must at least read the manufacture specification/recommendation before installing/modifying such equipment.

By Sense Mine• 7 years 4 months ago.
Sense Mine

well..anything can happen unexpectedly..however there should be no mentioning of any nationalities for bashing..not good in this forum.

By shefeeqcs• 7 years 4 months ago.
shefeeqcs

@djseanjohn: who the hell are you to say about Indians??? can you let us know your nationality??? just go to hell man...

By shefeeqcs• 7 years 4 months ago.
shefeeqcs

@djseanjohn: who the hell are you to say about Indians??? can you let us know your nationality??? just go to hell man...

By jasonjay25• 7 years 4 months ago.
jasonjay25

please guys....avoid fighting and instead, share some good thoughts. we are all the same. no matter what your nationality is, the truth is that we are all expats....workers.

By jasonjay25• 7 years 4 months ago.
jasonjay25

please guys....avoid fighting and instead, share some good thoughts. we are all the same. no matter what your nationality is, the truth is that we are all expats....workers.

By xfibre• 7 years 4 months ago.
xfibre

May the deceased souls rest in peace

There was crane accident @ Santa Clara, California,Leipzig, Germany,Antwerp, Belgium,Chicago, Illinois,Haute Savoie region of France, Singapore, oman, London e.t.c that leads to death of many; and all have similar condition(s) as the root cause of the accident! still we keep giving excuses

"Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure".

~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

By catapult• 7 years 4 months ago.
catapult

may the deceased souls rest in peace

@djseanjohn : please be wise in this case, no need to pointing any country or any people, wait for the further investigation and see what actually happen

By acchabaccha• 7 years 4 months ago.
acchabaccha

djseanjohn: While pointing fingers at Indians and Nepalese, you simply forgot to mention Filipinos. They also come in cheap, don't they. Did you deliberately forget them? I believe you did. Then what surety is there that an accident such as this very sad one, would not have taken place with your western Safety people around? I have worked with safety professionals from your part of the world and know how good they are. Want me to cite you cases of safety incidents where safety managers from the west ruled?

By Sajjad Alimiya• 7 years 4 months ago.
Sajjad Alimiya

mR. djseanjohn,,, DONT USE UR CHEAP LANGUAGE

By Hamidpipi1• 7 years 4 months ago.
Hamidpipi1

@djseanjohn ..... Mind your own buiness and comment only related to topic and don't cross the limit..... i hope you no Bill Gates ???? do you know what he said once about indians ???? Bill Gates once said that if he stopped hiring engineers from India then there would be another Microsoft in India?

By britexpat• 7 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

WT: I would tend to agree with you. However, till we know the facts , we can't make a judgement.

There could be a number of reasons - negligence, safety, lack of training, ground shifting, metal fatugue etc etc

By armaa59837• 7 years 4 months ago.
armaa59837

@@@djseanjohn .....PLEASE VERYFY WHO HAS GIVEN THE SAFE CERTIFICATE FOR THE CRANE TO OPERATE....MUST BE YOUR RELATIVE?...IF NOT KEEP FINDING...

AT LEAST SAY SORRY...YOU HAVE INSULTED THE PEOPLE OF TWO COUNTRY. I HOPE THATS WHAT THEY THEACH IN YOUR COUNTRY......MANNERS

MY PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY WITH THE FAMILY OF THE DECEASED

By Molten Metal• 7 years 4 months ago.
Molten Metal

Human error is the major factor in the situations like these ............ ............. ............................

By Wild Turkey• 7 years 4 months ago.
Wild Turkey

Brit, I wouldn't call it an "accident". It's more a criminal negligence.

By Wild Turkey• 7 years 4 months ago.
Wild Turkey

The number of casualties is a fact and not subject to protection of the owner. The cause or fault could be withheld until the experts have finished their examinations.

By Molten Metal• 7 years 4 months ago.
Molten Metal

Is it appropriate to ask ....... '' Share your photos '' ..................... ? ! .......... Focus should be at the possible causes & how to prevent re-occuring ............... Prayers for the departed souls ........... ...........................

By britexpat• 7 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

They keep mum because they don't want to alarm the public and also perhaps to protect the owners till the investigation is complete and blame can be aportioned :O)

By blitzrebel• 7 years 4 months ago.
blitzrebel

i wonder why they keep mum about the death toll, i was at f ring signal at that time,. 3 people were pronounced dead at spot by the medical team,..

By reoc01• 7 years 4 months ago.
reoc01

Its not that they don't tell the full stories or the truth behind the incident, the article was based on the report which still progressing. They mentioned at least 1 casualty, so it is perhaps even more.

By britexpat• 7 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

Horrors ... Why would they not tell the full story ?

By innocent99• 7 years 4 months ago.
innocent99

They are not telling truth.the truth is that there were 5 people dead and there were 2 of them whose leg was separated by there body due to accident.I was there at the moment.

By Surabhi Uzgare• 7 years 4 months ago.
Surabhi Uzgare

@ wertyuio , Very well said! @ djseanjohn - how dare you call Indians and Nepalis CHEAP! Racist Much!

By wertyuio• 7 years 4 months ago.
wertyuio

may the deceased soul rest in peace....

@djseanjohn mind your words,

who the hell are you to distinguish indians as cheap?

were you on the accident site? is that the reason u r criticising on the basis of nationality? or u r so sure abt d hse officer?

By Shaheer Bakali• 7 years 4 months ago.
Shaheer Bakali

@djseanjohn oh yeah? look at the weather today! it was very hot and windy too! dont complain the cheap labour and all...look at other major factors!

By Shaheer Bakali• 7 years 4 months ago.
Shaheer Bakali

@djseanjohn oh yeah? look at the weather today! it was very hot and windy too! dont complain the cheap labour and all...look at other major factors!

By djseanjohn• 7 years 4 months ago.
djseanjohn

when companies keep hiring cheap indians and nepal HSE officers, this and many more is the result you have

By britexpat• 7 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

May the deceased rest in peace. Accidents do happen, but Health and Safety need to look into this to ensure standards were followed

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