Worker killed in crane accident in Warsaw

December 7, 2009

WARSAW, Poland

Polish officials say a worker died and a second was injured in a crane accident at the construction site of a major stadium going up in Warsaw for the 2012 European football championship.

Pawel Fratczak, the national spokesman for firefighters in Poland, says the accident occurred when a lift on the crane crashed to the ground from a height of about 15 metres (50 feet).

He said one man was killed immediately and the second was unconscious and taken to a hospital.

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