Investigation launched after men fall from Lisahally crane

An ambulance leaving Lisahally Docks where it has been confirmed three men fell from a crane into the hold of a boat on Thursday morning.

An ambulance leaving Lisahally Docks where it has been confirmed three men fell from a crane into the hold of a boat on Thursday morning.

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The Port and Harbour Commission in Derry has launched an investigation into how three men fell from a crane at Lisahally Docks on Thursday morning.

All three men sustained injuries after falling 20ft from a crane into the hold of a boat.

One man was treated for neck and back injuries; a second man was treated for back injuries whilst a third man was described as the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service as “walking wounded.” All three men were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital.

“We are aware of an incident at Lisahally Terminal this morning,” said a spokesperson for the Port and Harbour Commission.

“Three contractors have suffered a fall in the hold of a ship during a lifting operation. Emergency services responded and the men are currently being treated in hospital for their injuries.

“We will be carrying out an investigation into what has taken place,” added the spokesperson.

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