Incidents and accidents followed one after another in the Gangwon area, such as the death of an excavator operator in his 50s who was crushed by a structure that fell on the driver’s seat while demolishing the main gate of Gangneung-Wonju National University.안전놀이터
At around 6:30 am on the 23rd, excavator engineer A (51) died after being crushed by a structure at the demolition construction site of the main gate of Gangneung Wonju University in Jibyeon-dong, Gangneung-si. According to the police, Mr. A suffered an accident while demolishing the front gate with a forklift when the structure collapsed onto the driver’s seat. The Ministry of Employment and Labor dispatched labor inspectors to the site of the accident and is investigating whether the Occupational Safety and Health Act was violated.
There were also house and vehicle fires. At 1:24 pm on the same day, a fire broke out in a house located in Gungchon-ri, Munmak-eup, Wonju-si, burned half of the building (70㎡) and was extinguished in about 20 minutes. Prior to this, at 8:16 am, a fire broke out in a 23-ton truck for transporting waste tires that was running on the road in the direction of Gangneung on the Donghae Expressway in Jeongja-ri, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang-gun. In this fire, all truck loads were burned, and driver B (52) was taken to the hospital with first-degree burns on his face and both arms.
There was also a car accident in the rain. At 4:45 pm on the same day, a village bus overturned to the left at the Palmi intersection in Palmi-ri, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon-si, injuring three occupants.
In the sea near Daepo Port in Daepo-dong, Sokcho-si, at 6:12 am on the same day, a citizen report was received that Mr. D, who is believed to be a man in his 50s, was drowning. Mr. D was rescued by the Coast Guard in a state of cardiac arrest and transferred to the hospital, but died. The Coast Guard is investigating the identity of Mr. D and the exact cause of the accident.