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Harbour worker hit by crane

Western Cape

Durban - A worker was injured after he was struck by the hook of a crane while working on a ship in the Durban harbour, paramedics said on Saturday.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the incident happened on Friday night.

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“It is believed that the man was working in the hull of a ship... when the hook of the crane slammed into his shoulder,” he said.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man to be in a stable condition at the bottom of the ships loading area.”

He said the man was stabilised and taken to a nearby hospital. - Sapa

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