Crane collapse kills 2, injures 9 in east China

13:40, December 03, 2010      

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Two people died and nine others were injured when a crane collapsed at a construction site in east China's Zhejiang Province early Friday, local authorities said.

The accident happened at 3:30 a.m. at the construction site of a bridge designed to link Jiaxing and Shaoxing cities across the Hangzhou Bay, a spokesman with the project construction headquarters said.

He said one worker was killed at the scene and the other died in hospital. At least one of the nine injured workers was in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The Jiaxing-Shaoxing Bridge, the second to span Hangzhou Bay, is expected to halve the journey between Shaoxing and the economic hub Shanghai to 1.5 hours when it opens to traffic in 2012.

Source:Xinhua

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