TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A large cargo ship hit a large overhead crane in a Taiwanese port Thursday, hurling it into another crane and then into a pile of shipping containers.
A dock worker was hospitalized with a cut on his arm.
The 86,000-ton ship, which is owned by the Hong Kong shipping company Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. was preparing to dock at a port in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, when it hit the crane, the port administration said.
The state-owned Taiwan International Ports Corp. announced that the accident site was sealed off. Ltd. in a statement with.
The crane fell slowly at first, then quickly, and hit a neighboring crane and then a stack of shipping containers that fell to the ground. Workers quickly ran from the area in videos that were rife on social media.