collapsed building collapsed one day after the demolition work began, leading to a major disaster. To ensure that there were no problems during the demolition process, the police set up a dedicated investigation team. Today (10th), we will conduct on-site precision identification with the National Fruit Tree.
Next is reporter Lee Jun-ho of KBC.
collapse occurred in Gwangju Hak-dong Redevelopment District 4, which is in the midst of demolition work.
The collapsed building was ready for demolition the day before, and demolition work began in earnest from yesterday.
It was a method of dismantling the building using an excavator from the 5th floor, the top floor.
However, the building collapsed within one working day, raising doubts about poor safety management.
[Lee Han-hee/Nearby residents: I have lived here for thirty years, but my heart hurts so much and I feel embarrassed… .] The
steel frame supports and screens installed as safety devices in case of an unexpected accident were also insufficient to prevent the building debris from collapsing.
Workers said there were signs of collapse, including strange noises during demolition work.
[Construction officials: There were about 4 (workers) with equipment. Two people inside and two people signaling to the outside There are signs of something wrong with the building, so everyone has fled.] The
construction company representative, who visited the accident site late last night, apologized to the bereaved family and the injured.
[Kwon Soon-ho/CEO of Hyundai Development Company: We will actively cooperate with the investigation so that the cause of the accident is identified as soon as possible, and concentrate the company's capabilities to do our best to support the victims and bereaved families.]
However, negligence or safety regulations in the work process He declined to answer questions about compliance, etc.
The police are planning to conduct a detailed investigation with the National Forensic Service today to investigate the exact cause of the accident.
In addition, a dedicated investigation team will be established to intensively investigate whether safety regulations, etc. are properly observed during the construction process.