As many as 11 people were killed at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) premises on Saturday when a huge rail-mounted crane collapsed during a trial run.
Four of the victims were employees of HSL while the rest belonged to a contracting agency, said District Collector Vinay Chand.
“A new crane was being commissioned. A trial run was being conducted to bring it into full-scale operation. Inquiries will be done by both Hindustan Shipyard and a high-level committee from the administration,” said Chand.
The tragedy took place when the victims were engaged in erecting the crane, said Police Commissioner RK Meena.
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Three of the bodies were recovered and identified, police said. Rescue operations are on.