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Crane topples over in Niederkorn
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Crane topples over in Niederkorn

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A crane at a construction site in Niederkorn, toppled over and smashed into the façade of a building on Monday afternoon on route de Longwy.

(ADW) A crane at a construction site in Niederkorn, toppled over and smashed into the façade of a building on route de Longwy, Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred when the crane operator attempted to move a pile of bricks to the second floor of the building. The counterweight proved too much for the big crane pulling it over and crashing into the building. The gabled house was damaged by the impact.

Residents of neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precaution, but nobody was injured in the accident.

The route de Longwy in Niederkorn was closed while a salvage operation took place, including a second crane at the scene to rescue the first.