No injuries as container falls from crane 22 stories up
Maintenance workers at a Hong Kong mall tried to use a crane to lift a large metal container but it suddenly fell to the ground
A metal container believed to have been too heavy for the crane that was trying to lift it fell from the 22nd floor of a shopping mall in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island early on Wednesday.
At 1am, a maintenance crew at Lee Theatre Plaza on Percival Street tried to use the crane on the 22nd floor to lift the container, which was 2.4 meters long and 1.7 meters wide, but it suddenly fell to the ground, Apple Daily reported.
No one was hurt during the accident but glass debris was scattered over the sidewalk.
Hong Kong Tramways suspended its service to Happy Valley at 6am and resumed the service at 10pm after repairs.
Hysan Development, Lee Theatre Plaza’s developer, said the procedure had been conducted in compliance with safety guidelines, and the area had been sealed off during the operation.