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worker in his 60s died when a concrete structure collapsed at a construction site in Seoul. The police and fire department are investigating the circumstances of the accident to see if there was a problem with the removal of the safety device.

Correspondent Suwon-wook.


Firefighters lift the concrete pile and transport the worker under the stretcher to an ambulance.

Today (9th) around 10:50 am, the concrete structure suddenly collapsed at the construction site near Gajwa Station in Mapo-gu, Seoul.

At the construction site, the work to dismantle and improve the Seongsancheongyo Bridge on the Gyeongin Line was in progress.

I was dismantling the safety net that was installed to prevent falling objects, and a concrete structure measuring about 10.3m above the work site fell down.

In this accident, a man in his 60s, who was in the high-altitude work vehicle and was doing demolition work, was crushed on a pile of concrete.

A was taken to the hospital in a conscious state at the time of the accident, but died.

It is known that Mr. A, an employee of a subcontractor of the construction company, worked with three people, including the person in charge of the accident and the safety manager, at the time of the accident.

Police are investigating how the old concrete structure fell.

[Field Supervisor: Because the existing slab itself is 90 years old, part of the existing structure has been dropped (presumed to have fallen)]

In addition, we are checking whether the construction was carried out legally and compliance with safety rules against witnesses and construction officials.

(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, Video editing: Kim Jong-tae)