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crane

large, gray, brown and white, long-legged, long-necked birds, with a loud raucous call. Includes Ballearica spp. (e.g. B. pavonina, the eastern crowned crane), grus, Bugeranus spp. and Anthropoides spp. (e.g. A. virgo, the desmoiselle crane).
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In April 2008, Adrian Turner was delivering scrap metal to the Alexandra Dock site when a grab crane, adding to a stockpile of crushed cars, sent a tonne of crushed metal down onto Mr Turner, 50, pinning him to the back of his vehicle.
The operation uses a grab crane that operates a massive shovel that can rip open the hull and innards of a ship to reach the contents of the cargo hold.