At least four dead in scaffolding collapse

At least four people have died following a scaffold collapse on a Hamburg, Germany construction site. According to German authorities and media, construction workers were believed to have been building an elevator shaft when scaffolding collapsed from the eighth floor.

scaffold collapse, german scaffold, scaffold fatality, scaffold, hafencity Rescue and emergency crews on site in Germany’s Ueberseequartier in the HafenCity district. (Photo: IMAGO/Eibner via Reuters Connect)

The incident took place on the morning of Oct. 30 at the Ueberseequartier in the HafenCity district, which is currently being redeveloped with office and residential buildings, hotels and shops. It is one of the largest construction projects in the area and more than 700 workers are on site daily.

Authorities have not said why or how the scaffolding collapsed. Emergency crews continue to search for those buried under debris.

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