Weather
7 ° C
7°C
Northerly°C
Clear Sky
Breaking News

9 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monaco on Friday, bringing the total to 42, including 1 who is now cured

Lucky escape as crane collapses on to road

Lucky escape as crane collapses on to road

By Cassandra Tanti - May 31, 2019

Surveillance footage obtained exclusively by Monaco Life shows the terrifying moment a crane collapsed at the Jardin Exotique construction site, narrowly missing motorists. The crane driver was rushed to hospital with head injuries while the site is being assessed for safety.

The accident occurred at around 8.15am on Thursday 30th May at the western entrance to the Principality. The exact details of the collapse are still being investigated, but surveillance footage shows the 45-metre high crane crashing down dramatically onto the road, narrowly missing a motorcyclist. The quick reaction of a taxi driver just seconds later also likely prevented further casualties.

The crane driver managed to get out of the cabin of the crane and was rushed to the Pasteur Hospital, suffering head injuries.

According to reports, the Public Works Department has brought in experts to determine the cause of the collapse. They will assess whether a second crane, which was set up in the same way, is also at risk of coming down.

shares
SHARE
Previous articleMost workers in Monaco live in France
Next articleCharlotte Casiraghi marries in Monaco

daily

March 27, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Video sermons in English

Cassandra Tanti

St. Paul’s Anglican Church has started making online videos of their weekly sermons in English, so parishioners don’t have to miss out during the lockdown.

0
March 26, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Council asks for markets to remain open

Cassandra Tanti

The National Council says it wants to keep the Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets open, despite the closure of all food markets this week across France.

0
March 26, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Psychologists to join call centre

Stephanie Horsman

The government has added psychologists to the team at Monaco’s Covid-19 call centre as a growing number of people seek advice on how to cope with isolation and fear.  

0
March 25, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Extra coronavirus hospital needed now, says council

Cassandra Tanti

The National Council is calling on the Prince’s government to create a makeshift hospital in preparation for a surge in coronavirus cases in the Principality.

0