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Worker dies after being crushed by steel frame falling from a crane

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Around 3:25 am on the 11th Feb, at the construction site in front of Keihan Electric Railway Hirakatashi Station in Okahigashi-cho, Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture, a man in charge of the site called 119, said, “A steel frame that was being lifted by a crane fell and hit a man.” there were.

According to the Osaka Prefectural Police Hirakata Police Station and other sources, Minori Watakabe, 39, a self-employed worker in Joto Ward, Osaka, who was working at a construction site, was transported to a nearby hospital in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.

He was pronounced dead 40 minutes later. According to the Hirakata Neyagawa Fire Department, the steel frame (approximately 2 tons) placed on the bed of a truck was being lowered to the ground by a crane, and for some reason, the steel frame fell, and Mr Watanabe was caught between the steel frame and the ground. Police are investigating the details of the accident.

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