A video surfaced on the internet showing a construction worker getting sucked up in a water pipe while working on a project in Taichung City.
The worker identified as Zeng, 51, could not survive.
The horrific incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. On November 30, 2021.
Zeng used a chunk of the hammer to smash off a 60 x 40-centimeter square piece that had been cut by a coworker from above the steel pipe.
The steel plate eventually broke, causing Zeng to lose his balance and fell forward. He caught himself briefly, but the suction force created by the pipe’s vacuum pulled him into the pipe.
When paramedics arrived to take him to the hospital, he was reported dead, according to sources.
The incident was captured on camera by an unidentified person who was standing above the trench while taping the construction of the Taiwan Water Corporation pipeline replacement project in Tanzi District.
This happened in Taiwan a few days ago. The workers were cutting into a main water pipe that hadn't been property shut down and vented. Sadly he did not survive. pic.twitter.com/WL1PqMDQQ9
— Dr Glenn Quagmire PhD 🇺🇸 (@GlennQuagmeier) December 4, 2021
Netizens are still looking up for the news, due to the recent, death of another construction worker.
A construction train struck and killed a worker on the future site of the Wilshire/La Brea Station on Metro’s Purple Line Extension Project on Wednesday, CBS News reports.
He died tragically before help even arrived.
The same thing happened to the Taiwan construction worker who was sucked into a pipe.