Rules broken in Taichung accidental deaths: official

TIMING:The official said that the cause of the fatal accident, a steel girder, should only have been hoisted between 11:30pm and 5:30am

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 13, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The contractor on Taichung’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction project violated Clipboard01regulations before a fatal accident occurred at the construction site, a local government official said yesterday.

Taichung Transportation Bureau Director-General Wang Yi-chuan (王義川) said contractors are required to give notice of their construction work at least three days in advance, but Far Eastern Construction Co began hoisting a steel girder on an elevated section of Taichung MRT’s Green Line on Friday afternoon, three days ahead of schedule.

The contractor sent faxes at about 3pm on Friday to eight local agencies, including the Transportation Bureau, to notify them that the steel girder would be hoisted between 4pm and 8pm the same day, the official said.     [FULL  STORY]

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