The death of a worker in his 50s at the Yeongdeungpo Youth Housing new construction site on Christmas Day


Yesterday (25th) on Christmas Day at a new construction site in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, a worker in his 50s fell and died while working.

According to the Yeongdeungpo Police Station, at 10:10 a.m. yesterday morning at a construction site for a youth housing in Dangsan-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, while leveling the walls of the building, a 57-year-old man, Mr. Kim, fell.

Kim suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital in cardiac arrest, but died.

Just before the fall, Kim was hanging on the basement floor and working alone, and it is said that he fell to the floor where the 6th basement septic tank would be installed, which is about 3.6m below.

The police are planning to investigate the construction site workers as to whether Mr. Kim was wearing safety devices and received safety training.

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