18 September 2008

Crane collapsed in Dublin

A man was injured when a crane collapsed on a building site at the Point Village in Dublin at 8.40 am this morning. The man's injuries are apparently "not life threatening" (whatever that means in laymen's terms), but he was brought to a hospital for treatment. Two other men from the site were taken to hospital as well and treated for shock.

A number of fire brigade, ambulance and Garda units attended the scene and the incident caused serious traffic disruptions in the area.

Meanwhile work on the site has resumed and the Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation.

It will, as usual, take some time to establish what caused the collapse, but I wonder if it is just another sign - or perhaps an omen - for the current state of our economy and country.

The Emerald Islander

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