Family of woman killed on construction site receives 600,000 yuan in compensation

08:21, January 12, 2011      

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The family of a woman, who was crushed to death by a bulldozer on a canal construction site in central China's Henan Province, has received 600,000 yuan (90,630 U.S. dollars) in compensation, said the investigation team Tuesday.

Li Li, a 38-year-old woman, was crushed under a bulldozer while attempting to stop construction of a river canal near her residence in Zhengyang County on Jan. 3. Despite being rescued, Li died from her injuries.

Min Huaimin, director of the County Water Conservation Bureau, was removed from his position for his failure to properly supervise the project, which led to the accident. It also triggered public concern, as people viewed the accident as yet another example of faulty construction methods.

The County Water Conservation Bureau and the victim's family reached an agreement on Jan. 6 that the bureau would make a one-time payment of 600,000 yuan, said a spokesman for the investigation team, adding that the money had already been paid.

Li Li, the mother of two children, was a laid-off worker herself, who ran a breakfast stall in a residential area near the accident site.

Li's body was cremated on Jan. 8, said the spokesman.

The conflict started when residents discovered that the construction team had dug the canal 2.5 meters closer to Li's residence than what the original plan presented to the public stated.

Source:Xinhua
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