Chinese Foreman Falls to Death at Cement Factory

A Chinese foreman plummeted 80 meters to his death while repairing an elevator at a cement factory in Kampot province’s Dang Tong district on Monday, a police official said Tuesday.

Deputy district police chief Men Li said that Cao Wenqiang, 41, a Chinese national and construction supervisor, had been welding part of an elevator at the top of a tall building at the Kampot Cement Co. Ltd. factory in Totong commune when he fell.

“He was wearing a safety harness but I am not sure what happened,” he said. “I think that maybe he didn’t properly attach the harness.”

Mr. Li said that officials at the factory drove Cao Wenqiang to a hospital, but that he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Deputy provincial police chief Mao Chanmeakthurith said that police were not investigating the accident, but would send a report to the court.

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