Crane col­lapse kills seven peo­ple in China

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS -

BEI­JING — Au­thor­i­ties said seven peo­ple were killed and two more in­jured when a crane leaned and col­lapsed on a con­struc­tion site in the south­ern Chi­nese city of Guangzhou.

The crane col­lapsed late Satur­day at the con­struc­tion site for the south­ern head­quar­ters of the state-owned China Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Con­struc­tion Co. Ltd., which builds in­fra­struc­ture and pro­vides ur­ban de­vel­op­ment. The city’s Haizhu district said in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing into how it hap­pened.

The com­pany could not be reached for com­ment to­day.

Work safety is a con­cern in China, where safety reg­u­la­tions are of­ten ig­nored.

The district said the two in­jured were in sta­ble con­di­tion.

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