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This shows the cab of toppled crane that injured six on April 14, 2009 at a construction site in Tokyo's central district of Kojimachi. This accident happened shortly after 11:00 am when the pile driver crane which was lifting a six ton cylinder used to pour concrete for a building foundation fell onto Route 20, a major Tokyo artery, injuring six and blocking three lanes of traffic. Two were seriously injured including the 38 year old male crane operator and a 62 year old female pedestrian who suffered cardiac arrest when she was struck by the 28 meter (92 ft.) arm of the crane. The other four included three male passengers in a truck who's cab was struck by the crane as well as a male pedestrian. Witnesses said the crane suddenly tilted and collapsed and made a loud noise at the construction site operated by Toa Corporation, a Tokyo based construction company who's been contracted to erect 19 story building at the site for Mitsubishi Estate Co.
- Torin Boyd 2009 - All Rights Reserved
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