Breaking news: Port confirms contractors fell into ship’s hold

LISAHALLY. . . . A fire tender at the scene of an accident at Lisahally Port where three men apparently fell 15 feet from the cradle of a crane onto a boat on Thursday morning. INLS3215MC002
LISAHALLY. . . . A fire tender at the scene of an accident at Lisahally Port where three men apparently fell 15 feet from the cradle of a crane onto a boat on Thursday morning. INLS3215MC002

The Port has confirmed the three men injured in an accident this morning fell into the hold of a ship during a lifting operation.

In a statement the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners said: “We are aware of an incident at Lisahally Terminal this morning.

“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.”