Shanghai Building Collapses Intact

Construction worker killed trying to retrieve tools
By Jess Kilby,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2009 6:54 AM CDT
Shanghai Building Collapses Intact
Chinese men are seen near the collapsed 13-floor residential building which was under construction in Shanghai, China, Saturday June 27, 2009.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A 13-story building under construction in Shanghai collapsed almost completely intact today, Reuters reports, killing a construction worker who entered the block of apartments to fetch his tools. The Chinese construction industry has been accused of dangerously shoddy work as the country rushes to build out its cities and infrastructure to keep up with economic growth.
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