Collapse at construction site kills 2, injures 1
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
One worker was trapped under concrete blocks and immediately killed at the scene of incident in Istanbul’s Sayıyer district, while two workers were injured. AA photoA collapse at a school construction site killed two workers and seriously injured another in Istanbul’s İstinye district yesterday.
One worker was trapped under concrete blocks and immediately killed at the scene of incident, while two workers were injured. One was sent to İstinye State Hospital where he reportedly died from his injuries. The other injured worker was taken to Şişli Etfal Education and Research Hospital.
Work by fire crews is currently underway at the scene of the incident, while security guards are not allowing press or citizens onto the scene.
Residents of the district said another collapse happened near the site last year, expressing worry over the collapses.
Sarıyer Municipality’s Deputy Mayor Sevgi Atalay has visited the scene of the incident. Atalay said the 14 acres of land belonged to the Directorate General of Foundations. “Foundations rented the land to Ufuk Colleges, and they are now building a school there. Last year another collapse happened on the land during the excavation work; we gave a warning then,” Atalay said.