Design flaws led to Vizag crane crash

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, August 14  

The crane crash that claimed 11 lives at Visakhapatnam Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) had design and structural flaws, an knowledgeable committee has dominated.

The knowledgeable committee fashioned by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy (YSR) in its report submitted to District Collector V Vinay Chand identified that “structural and design issues” had been chargeable for the crane crash. 

The six-member committee comprised of professors from Andhra University’s departments of Electronics Communications Engineering, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and a Roads & Buildings engineer.  

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Sources mentioned the report said that manufacturing and design defects in a crane equipped by the Anupama Crane Company Limited had brought about the accident which lasted lower than 10 seconds.

The particulars point out that the “link between the gears and disc brake along with the electric hydraulics failed, resulting in the breaking of basement bolts and leading to the tilting of the crane”.  

District Collector Chand informed the media that the crew of consultants carried out an investigation into a number of angles earlier than submitting the report.

He mentioned the report can be despatched to the Police Commissioner of Visakhapatnam for additional motion.

The District Collector additionally knowledgeable {that a} third-party evaluate of the design and construction was now in place. 

The committee can be mentioned to have discovered that the crane had failed in load testing in 2018.

V Vinay Chand said that the committee even famous {that a} glitch was present in a load testing of the crane earlier in July. 

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