|A crane fell on two buildings and two houses near the work site. —VNA/VNS Photo Minh Son
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi authorities have suspended work at Nhon - Ha Noi Station metro project, pending an investigation into two accidents that occurred at construction sites.
A crane at the Nhon - Ha Noi station site fell onto two buildings and two houses in Ha Noi's Cau Giay Street yesterday. Officials said a 26-year-old motorbike driver and a pregnant woman were injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The accident occurred at the Package No 1 work site operated by South Korean contractor Daelim. Le Huy Hoang, deputy director of the Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit, said the construction work has been free of accidents since the project began one year ago.
Meetings with the contractor will be held so officials might receive a detailed report about the accident, Hoang said.
Two days earlier, steel sheeting weighing 680kg fell from a crane as it was being hoisted into the air at the Station Four site. No one was injured during that incident.
The urban railway construction is part of the Ha Noi urban sky train project, which will operate overhead for 8.5km and underground for an additional 4km.
The Nhon - Ha Noi Station is expected to be completed by 2018 and begin operating in 2019. — VNS