A worker was electrocuted to death and four others were injured at a construction site in the southern province of Binh Duong on Thursday, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
According to initial investigations, a group of five workers were operating a crane to lift a drainage pipe for a road project in Ben Cat Town at the time of the accident.
The iron cable of the pipe then allegedly touched the wire connected to a power grid.
Nguyen Duc Hoai, 23, and Truong Van Den, 18, who were standing in a water-filled hole to install the pipe, were electrocuted.
Hoai died on the spot while Den was seriously injured.
Three others Vo Thanh Nghe, Chau Van Tuan and Chau Hoai Giang were slightly injured.
The case is being investigated further.