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Two dead and one injured in construction accident in Stockholm

Published tisdag 4 november 2014 kl 10.41
The construction site for a boiler station for district heating operated by the energy company Fortum. Photo: FANNI OLIN DAHL / TT.

Two people died and one person was seriously injured when a 40-ton wall fell at a construction site in Hjorthagen, a neighborhood in the northeastern part of Stockholm city.

Daily tabloid Aftonbladet reported that the accident occurred just before 9 AM Tuesday. The workers were at the construction site for a boiler station for district heating operated by the energy company Fortum.

A press officer at Fortum told news agency TT that the two workers had died at the workplace. The third injured worker had been transported to a hospital. There were not yet details about how the accident happened.

News agency TT reports that since 2010 over 200 people have died from work-related injuries. Most of those deaths came from construction and manufacturing as well as transportation and storage companies.

The number of work-related deaths has decreased significantly in the last three decades. In 1984 alone there were 159 deaths. There were 33 in 2013.

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