A 57-year-old worker was killed after a massive concrete beam fell from a 20-meter crane landing directly on him at a construction site in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Monday.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 2 p.m. at the construction site of a company training facility. TV Asahi reported that a large concrete beam, weighing 800 kgs, got loose from a crane and fell onto the man below.
Police said the worker, identified as Makoto Yamada, was rushed to hospital, suffering from severe head trauma but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said they are looking into the company's safety control procedures.© Japan Today