Footage shows moment of terrifying crane collapse in Italy

StoryfulPublished: May 10, 201722,028 viewsVirality: 2%
Published: May 10, 2017

An investigation has been launched after a crane being used to install a prefabricated section of the Bevera railway viaduct between Arcisate and Cantello, near Varese, crashed to the ground on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Officials said the accident would not delay the December 2017 completion of the rail line, part of the Italian section of a new line connecting Lugano, Switzerland, to Milan.

According to reports, the crane driver managed to jump three metres from the cabin after beginning to feel it falling over. Neither the operator nor any other workers in the area were injured by the incident. Early thought is that there may have been a malfunction with the crane. Inspectors have also now analyzed the scene.

It's certainly a terrifying moment for all those around. You can see the shock in their reactions as tones of concrete, along with the crane, came crashing down.

Andrea Righetti captured the collapse in this video.

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