8 Feb 2007

Samoa police investigate death of Chinese engineer

4:04 pm on 8 February 2007

The police in Samoa are investigating the cause of death of a Chinese engineer who was killed instantly when he fell from a machine being used to install beams for a new sports building in Apia.

The building is part of the Apia Park stadium being built by China for the up-coming South Pacific Games.

Another Chinese engineer is in hospital after being severely injured in the same incident, while a Samoan worker was also hurt.

The accident occurred as work at the site has been sped up to ensure it is completed in time for the games.