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Nghệ An to monitor use of tower cranes

Update: December, 01/2016 - 15:40
The school on which a tower crane collapsed in Nghệ An Province, killing one student. — VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN — The central Nghệ An Province has decided to remove tower cranes that don’t have licences or operate outside of specified construction sites as an effort of improving safety levels.

Developers found violating norms will have their projects suspended, the provincial People’s Committee said.

The decision was made after a tower crane collapsed on a high school in Vinh city, killing one student in the playground last month.

Trần Văn Hải, a 10th grader at Lê Viết Thuật High School, died on the spot after the crane fell on him. The crane, operated by local construction company Trường Thành, also destroyed a part of the school’s roof.

The committee has asked related agencies and the police to monitor and keep tight control over the operation of tower cranes. Construction sites using tower cranes will be inspected, it said. Sites close to residential areas and public spaces will not be allowed to use cranes. — VNS


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