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12May94 UK: TWO HURT IN BOOM COLLAPSE - UIE'S CLYDEBANK SHIPYARD.

Two men were hurt on Tuesday when the main boom of a mobile crane collapsed at UIE's offshore shipyard on Clydebank.The 1,200 tonne capacity crane was lifting a flare stack from UIE's Dunbar platform on to a barge when the accident happened. The injured men are believed to have cuts and bruises.A witness said that all but the bottom 10 m of the crane's boom crumpled and fell into the water, taking the flare stack with it.A UIE spokesman said that the rig's float-out next Wednesday will be delayed, but that tomorrow's (Friday) visit by trade minister Michael Heseltine would probably go ahead.The accident comes just four weeks after a metal stairway collapsed on site, injuring nine. CONSTRUCTION NEWS