A 57-year-old supervisor at the construction site of the former Grand Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo died Monday night after he fell nearly 30 meters from a crane.
According to police, construction workers found Akio Takayama lying on the ground at around 7 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Takayama was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police say that at the time of the accident, Takayama had been operating a crane and attempting to move a steel beam. Apparently he was not wearing his seatbelt and fell out of the operator's cabin, landing in a hole 30 meters below.
An investigation into safety protocols on the behalf of management at the site is underway, police said.
The hotel closed in 2011.© Japan Today