Crane collapses at Delhi Metro site

In yet another incident involving the Delhi Metro, a crane toppled on Saturday injuring two workers at a construction site here. The accident, blamed on “mechanical failure”, took place at the proposed Saket Metro station in South Delhi. Although Metro officials claimed that no one was injured, police said two workers sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital.

“The incident took place at Saket station. It appears that one crane developed a mechanical snag and lost its balance,” a Delhi Metro official said. There were around 30 workers at the site but no one was injured, he said. Saket station is on a Metro route that will link Connaught Place in the heart of the capital to Gurgaon in neighbouring Haryana. The line is set to open in March 2010.

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