Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers
Two workers were killed and one injured after they were hit by a large steel beam that fell on them at the construction site for an apartment complex in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward on Friday.
According to police, the accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. NTV reported that the steel beam fell unexpectedly and crushed thee construction workers, killing two men, aged 29 and 30, and injuring another worker, 42.
According to officials from the Tokyo fire department, the beam was approximately 4 meters long and weighed about 42 kilograms and had been wire bundled with 200 other rods at the time. Somehow, the wire binding the beams became disconnected and one fell onto the three men.