A crane in the port of Valencia collapsed following an impact with the container ship MSC Mia, 23,000 TEU, while it was in operation on the morning of 13 September at approximately 09:30 (local time).
The crane operator, who was immediately transferred to the hospital, suffered a head injury and several broken ribs, but luckily he is out of harm’s way. The worker was able to warn his colleagues in the vicinity that the crane had been damaged by the maneuvering ship and allowed his colleagues to get away and get to safety. Although some local reports report that part of the MSC ship’s deck has become entangled in a crane cable, the investigation into the cause of the accident has just begun and findings are pending.
After removing the remains of the crane and cleaning up the crash site, MSC Terminal and the entire port of Valencia resumed normal operation, from 14 September at 08:00, according to the port representative.
You can see the scene of the accident in the video below.