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Eight killed after construction elevator falls in east China

Elevator plummets 18 storeys as work safety issues continue to plague China

July 18, 2016  by The Associated Press

BEIJING—Eight people in an eastern Chinese city were killed when the construction elevator they were in plummeted from an apartment building, the local government said July 17.

The Longkou city government in Shandong province said on its official microblog page that the elevator fell from the 18th storey of the under-construction building

The eight people in the elevator when it fell Friday were immediately taken to hospitals but none survived, the government said.

Despite improvements in recent years, work safety remains a problem in China, where regulations are routinely ignored and cost-cutting by management often lead to accidents.


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