Yesterday (14th) at a construction site in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, a 3-ton iron form fell and a subcontractor worker in his 50s died.

Again, there are situations where safety measures to prevent accidents have not been properly implemented.

This is reporter Ha Jeong-yeon.


A bridge construction site in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do.

When a huge iron plate collapses sideways, the workers startled and run hastily.

Yesterday, around 4:30 pm, a 52-year-old worker named A was killed by being hit by a large iron formwork.

This is the site of the accident.

A large iron plate that covered Mr. A remains as it is, but it is 11m wide, 3m long, and weighs only 3t.

At the time of the accident, Mr. A was working as a team of two, but unlike his colleagues who escaped from the pit, he could not avoid the falling mold and suffered a bowel movement.

They were in the middle of securing the formwork.

It is the so-called 'anchor' operation, in which bolts are driven in to prevent falling and tied with wire.

The police believe that the accident occurred while the work was done without the formwork in place.

[Construction site official: There is a hole in the bottom, and I have to ask him and him, but I have to put it in… .] It

is also subject to investigation whether the formwork supports were installed properly.

It is a pillar called 'Dongbari' that supports the formwork, and according to the notification of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, a prescribed standard material must be used and anti-slip measures must be taken.

[Ahn Hyeong-jun / Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Konkuk University: We have to tighten it well so that the form does not fall, but if we neglect it, it often falls and causes an accident. It is necessary to check whether it is properly connected according to the manual... .]

Accidents continued in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, in February, with one person dying due to a collapse of the formwork.

A thorough inspection of construction site safety management is urgently needed ahead of the rainy season.

(Video coverage: Choi Dae-woong, video editing: Won-hee Won, CG: Seo Seung-hyun)