Wakayama Iron pipe fall death accident Send documents to two construction company presidents November 16 12:25
In November last year, when an iron pipe used for scaffolding under demolition fell from a construction site in Wakayama City, killing a man who was walking nearby, police sent documents to two people, including the president of a construction company working at the site, on suspicion of manslaughter.
The documents were sent to the 38-year-old president of Hiroken, a construction company in Wakayama City, and a 43-year-old representative of SIGN TAKASE in Wakayama City, a former contractor and site manager.
Last November, while dismantling scaffolding near the roof of a building in Wakayama City, an iron pipe weighing about 5 kilograms fell, and Tomoyuki Itagaki, 26, a banker from Chuo Ward, Osaka, who was walking nearby, died.
According to investigators, the president of Hiroken, who was working at the site, removed the metal fittings to secure the iron pipe without checking its safety, so it was found that it had fallen.
In addition, the person in charge of the site said that even if the iron pipe had falln accidentally four days before the accident at the site, the prevention measures were not thorough.
For this reason, the police sent documents to the two on the 16th on suspicion of manslaughter.