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Safety experts involved in 2015 Mecca crane collapse make shocking claim

They also said that the series of safety and operational measures that were undertaken were outdated

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Safety experts who were among those accused to be responsible for the 2015 crane crash in Makkah have admitted that they had no license to operate the crane, in an accident that led to the death of 111 people and injured hundreds more.

They also said that the series of safety and operational measures that were undertaken were outdated.

A criminal court in Mecca detected these violations while reviewing the investigation’s reports and defendant testimonies. This is only one violation from among many others detected by relevant authorities.

One of the engineers said those working at the site of the crash did not know enough about an operational manual and some had not even looked at it at all, sources said on Wednesday.

The judicial department will on Thursday rule on an objection which the defendants submitted, which stipulates that the court should not look into the case and instead be overseen by the Saudi civil defense council.