Ten charged with manslaughter in accident on Taichung MRT project

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/10
By: Chen Ching-feng and Ted Chen

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Ten people were accused of cutting corners on a Mass Rapid Transit 28453080project in Taichung and were indicted on manslaughter charges Wednesday, two months after an accident on the construction site resulted in four deaths and four injuries.

The accident occurred on April 10, when a massive steel girder fell from a height of about three stories onto a busy road, killing a vehicle driver and three construction workers.

The Taichung District Prosecutors Office said the accident occurred because a number of contractors on the project had employed cost-cutting methods and failed to put safety measures in place when a crane was lifting the 209-metric ton steel girder.     [FULL  STORY]

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