3 workers dead after crane boom touches power lines in Tainan City

Firefighters found the charred remains of three men after extinguishing a fire that consumed a crane truck in Qigu District, Tainan City this morning, September 6.

Tainan City Fire Bureau received reports that a truck was on fire after the crane boom came into contact with high voltage electricity lines on a fish farm 500 meters from the Liukong Wharf at 7:56 am.

Firefighters arriving at the scene waited until Taipower personnel turned off the power before deploying water to fight the blaze.

After the fire was extinguished at 7:52 am, the bodies of three men were found in the truck. The deceased were identified as two men with the surname Huang, aged 26 and 33; and one man with the surname Wu, aged 48.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, but it is suspected that the three men were electrocuted when the crane boom touched the 6,600 volt power lines.

According to reports, the workers were hoisting harvested clams from the pond at the time of the accident.

crane truck after fire extinguished.
crane boom hooked on power lines
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