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Crane jib collapses on East London tower development

The jib of a crane yesterday collapsed on a residential tower development in East London, CN’s sister title New Civil Engineer has reported.

Nobody was injured as the crane driver was able to manoeuvre the crane so the load fell into a nearby canal on the 21 Wapping Lane development, an 18-storey residential tower near Shadwell.

Ballymore is the developer working on the site with Essex Services Group as its contractor.

The development is primarily residential but also includes shops and leisure and recreation facilities.

Five buildings - including a 19 storey tower - are being built at the site, to provide 379 residential units and 240 square metres of retail space.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was aware of the incident and making inquiries, and that it had not yet opened a formal investigation.

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