Imprisonment sentences over Vung Ang scaffold collapse hinh anh 1At the trial (Source: VNA)
Ha Tinh (VNA) – Four defendants were sentenced to imprisonment over a serious scaffold collapse in the Vung Ang economic zone in the central province of Ha Tinh on December 21.

They include Koreans Kim Jong-wook and Lee Jea-myeong who were jailed 42 months and 36 months, respectively.

Two other Vietnamese Nguyen Anh Tuan and Nguyen Thai Duc were sentenced to 36 months and 30 months in prison.

They were charged with violating labour safety rules in a construction site in Taiwanese-invested Formosa steel mill complex.

According to the indictment, the incident occurred at 8pm on March 25 when around 100 workers were working on a 30-metre scaffold in the Vung Ang economic zone.

As of 5 pm on March 26, 13 had been declared dead and 29 sustained injuries in the accident.

A failure in the hydraulic brake system in the structure is to blame for the tragedy.

Kim Hyung-sub, Deputy General Director of the project’s contractor Samsung C&T, admitted his company’s remiss in operating the scaffold.-VNA