1 killed, 2 injured in fall from 40-meter scaffold

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One worker was killed and two others were seriously injured when they fell from a scaffold some 40 meters above the ground at a construction site in Hanoi Friday, Vietnamnet reported.

Locals who live near the construction site of the MIPEC Tower said before the accident happened they saw the workers were working on the scaffold outside the fifth floor of one of the three buildings.

At around 4 p.m. they heard a loud noise that turned out to be the three workers hitting the ground after the fall.

When they rushed out to see what happened, they found three workers lying on the ground, while the wires attached to one side of the scaffold were loose and its handrails had fallen off.

The victims were rushed to the hospital, but Le Thi Phan, 41, died on the spot. Meanwhile, the two others suffered multiple injuries and are still in critical condition, the news website reported.

Police are investigating the case further.

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