Officials in Vietnam are heightening their efforts to protect workers.
The Construction Ministry recently said it would suspend all works that cannot ensure safety standards for workers and the general public.
In a communique sent recently to other ministries as well as provincial and city administrations, the ministry called for immediate dissemination of the National Standard for Construction Safety developed in September.
It also asked provincial and city administrations to carry out strict inspections of safety standards in construction works, focusing on equipment, including cranes and scaffolding in urban areas.
Contractors and Investors Not Following Safety Regulations
The ministry noted that reports of several construction accidents, including collapsed cranes and scaffolding that have killed people and damaged property, showed that contractors and investors were not following safety regulations.
In a recent accident, one man was killed and two others injured when a steel beam dropped from a crane at the construction site of the urban railway project in ThanhXuan District.
The Ministry of Transport has suspended the project pending investigation and assessment of safety standards.
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