Worker dies at historic railway building restoration site in western Turkish province
UŞAK – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoOne worker has died at the restoration site of a historic railway building in the western province of Uşak, after the ceiling and one sidewall collapsed. The remainder of the historic building, which belongs to the Turkish State Railways, collapsed while efforts were continuing to rescue the worker’s body on Nov. 9.
Nihat Şahin, 43, died after being buried under the wreckage of the historic building while restoration works were ongoing. Şahin was placing material for the isolation of the building when the ceiling and one wall collapsed, trapping him under the wreckage.
Turkey’s disaster management agency AFAD and municipality rescue teams salvaged Şahin’s body from the wreckage after the rest of the building, located inside the garden of the Uşak train station, also collapsed on top of him.
An investigation has been opened into the accident.