Excavator breaks loose from crane, plunges down giant shaft at Hong Kong highway construction site

Hong Kong authorities are investigating after an excavator plunged down a giant shaft as it was being lifted onto a Highways Department construction site on Wednesday evening.The incident, captured in a viral video, took place at a site in Ho Man Tin.The footage shows the excavator being lifted by a tower crane, then slowly turning upside down before breaking free of its rigging and tumbling down the shaft. Several workers near the shaft can be seen running away as it happens.A spokesman for…

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