Health and safety investigation is launched into fatal concrete collapse in Aragon

Two builders have been killed in an accident on a Spanish construction site, which left a number of others with injuries.

One Romanian and one Portuguese man died on the secondary school site in Teruel, when several sheets of reinforced concrete gave way.

Another Portuguese builder was left with a fractured leg and other workers had to be treated for minor injuries. It is believed some of the witnesses also had to receive psychological help.

The victims had been spreading sand below the structure, directly below the concrete sheets. The worker who suffered the fractured leg had been working on top of the structure when it fell.

An investigation into the incident was launched immediately by the independent Aragon Institute of Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Four people have now been killed on construction sites so far this year. Spanish trade unions and Aragon are now calling for a thorough investigation and more measures to prevent accidents such as this.