- Two construction workers killed in concrete floor collapse in southern Vietnam
- Two construction workers killed in concrete floor collapse
- Falling from 12th floor, a worker miraculously survives
- Two construction workers killed in concrete floor collapse
- Life of construction workers hangs by a thin thread
A worker escaped with fractures after falling from the 12th floor of a building under construction in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday.
Huynh Thanh Chuc, 19, of Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta took a false step and fell from the scaffolding in an apartment building on National Highway 1A in Binh Tan District.
His co-workers were astonished to find him alive.
They provided him first aid and bandaged his wounds before taking him to a nearby hospital.
Chuc suffered fractures in his thigh and shoulder, and doctors said the wounds were not life-threatening.
He was later transferred to another hospital for treatment.
A construction worker was killed when his elevator dropped from the sixth floor and three others fell to death from the scaffolding in two different cases in Hanoi, Sunday night. All were sent to Viet Duc (Vietnam-Germany) hospital, local news website Dan Tri reported. In the first case, the elevator carrying two workers dropped from around ten meters after the cable broke. A 23-year-old worker succumbed to severe injuries while the other, 21, is in critical condition after suffering severe blood loss, many injuries and fractures. There've been no further details on the second case. But statistics from Viet Duc…... [read more]
The information was released by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, the biggest construction group in Dubai, UAE, with the aim of recruiting Vietnamese workers through the Air Service Supply Joint Stock Company (Airserco). China State plans to recruit 3,000 workers for 4 construction projects which have recently won contracts. With the support of its partner Airserco, the corporation will come to Vietnam every month to conduct skills tests and recruit 400 workers. After 3 years of working in UAE, each Vietnamese worker is expected to have a total income of VND306-324 million. Applicants should contact Airserco at 12th floor,…... [read more]
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Surgeons at the Sai Gon General Hospital have saved the life of a construction worker that suffered multiple life-threatening injuries on Monday. A four-meter long steel rod, 8mm in diameter impaled 36-year-old Ho Chi Minh City resident Huynh Cong M., as it fell from the fourth floor of a house. The rod, which entered his body through the left shoulder and passed through his chest and abdomen before exiting through his right hip, caused severe damage to his lungs, heart, liver, diaphragm and a major vein. Surgeons from the Sai Gon General Hospital, supported by others from the Cho Ray…... [read more]
Number of foreign workers seen falling at IPs, EZs Quoc Hung By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The number of foreign employees at export-processing zones (EZs) and industrial parks (IPs) in HCMC as managers or specialists are falling sharply, according to an official of the HCMC export processing and industrial zones authority (Hepza). The number of foreign-invested projects licensed in the city’s IPs and EZs has been on the rise but foreign workers at these facilities have declined considerably, said Nguyen Tan Dinh, deputy director of Hepza. As of the end of last year, there had…... [read more]
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The Hanoi Times - The Government Inspectorate has asked the government to reclaim VND1.4 trillion (US$82.4 million) from the construction firm Vinaconex for many irregularities found in the audit of its equitization process in 2006. State inspectors said Vinaconex, or Vietnam Construction and Import Export Corporation, and Vietnam Auditing Company (VACO) must be held responsible for the wrongdoing. According to VACO, the asset value of Vinaconex as of January 1, 2005 was VND3.3 trillion ($194 million), including VND998.7 billion ($59 million) in state funds. The figures were assessed, approved and announced by the ministries of Finance and Construction. But, according…... [read more]
Vietnam gold prices may fall this year as the central bank's moves to slow inflation leave people with less money to buy the precious metal, according to the country's only listed gold and jewelry company. "The central bank is tightening monetary policy to curb inflation," Nguyen Thi Cuc, deputy general director of Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint-Stock Co., said in an interview today from Ho Chi Minh City. "That means people will not have much money to buy gold this year." She declined to give an exact figure for how much the metal would drop. Declining prices may force Vietnamese to…... [read more]
HA NOI — A chronic shortage of skilled construction workers is holding up projects and causing accidents on building sites, says construction academy director Pham Xuan Dieu. Most construction workers were from rural areas without construction qualifications and many had poor work and safety ethics, Dieu said. "This also exposes them to occupational hazards and explains why the number of accidents at construction sites is so high," said Dieu who is director of the Academy of Managers for Construction and Cities. Statistics showed there were 209,000 construction workers in the capital, 91,000 of which were white-collar officials, which meant for…... [read more]