Here in Massachusetts, we’ve had several notable subway and construction accidents in recent years. Workers in China face many of these same hazards; in fact, two workers were killed in a Beijing construction accident earlier this week.
On Wednesday, emergency response crews retrieved the bodies of the two workers whose bodies were buried under debris. The steel supporting the structure reportedly collapsed around 4:30pm local time, pouring steel, rocks, and dirt on top of the construction workers.
Eight other workers sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital. The cause of the construction site accident is still being investigated.
Source: Two killed in Beijing subway construction site accident, Xinhuanet.com, July 14, 2010
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