Man dies at Lotte World Tower

Man dies at Lotte World Tower
File photo of workers on a construction site in central Seoul.

SEOUL - Another man died at the construction site of the Lotte World Tower early Tuesday morning, according to the Seoul Police, the second death since construction began in 2009.

The 38-year-old man surnamed Hwang died while working alone at around 8.40am on the 12th floor of the Lotte World Tower in Songpa-gu. He is believed to have been hit by an iron pipe and died on the way to the hospital.

"Hwang's death seems to have been caused by fittings on the pipes, which burst from pressure," the Seoul Police said. "He was working alone at the site, so there were no other injuries."

This is not the first casualty during construction of the 123-story entertainment facility.

Last June, one construction worker was killed and five others injured when an iron pipe fell from the 21st story of the building. The death of Hwang marks the second accident this year at the site after a fire on Feb 16.

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