Scaffolding falls down onto street, killing one

Update: September, 28/2018 - 13:00
Part of a suspended platform fell down onto Lê Văn Lương Street in Hà Nội’s Thanh Xuân District from the 16th floor of a building. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Part of a suspended platform fell down from the16th floor of an under-construction building on Hà Nội’s Lê Văn Lương Street late Thursday afternoon, killing a female motorbike driver who was passing by at that time. scaffolding

The falling object also injured another motorbike driver and damaged their vehicles.

Hà Nội’s Thanh Xuân District People’s Committee announced on Friday morning that workers at the construction site made mistakes in operating the suspended platform.

About 6pm on Thursday, some workers were assigned to install glass outside the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of the building. When they were set to finish their working day, they operated the suspended platform, which was at the 16th floor, to come down and pick them up.

The suspended platform is used to help workers move outside the building.

Because of mistakes in operation, part of the suspended platform fell down.

Construction of the building for mall and rental offices on Lê Văn Lương Street was granted a licence by the city’s Construction Department for 16 floors and two basements. Its investor is Sao Mai Import, Export and Investment Ltd Company based in Ba Đình District. DHP Hà Nội Technology Development Joint Stock Company based in Hoàng Mai District is a subcontractor responsible for the building’s glass installation. — VNS