Many workers killed in crane collapse

Earlier this week in Mayong, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, a crane collapsed on a building site killing 18 workers and injuring over 50 others. While a gust of wind was implicated as the immediate cause for the crane’s collapse, the reality is that in many Chinese workplaces, health and safety regulations are not followed leading to many deaths and injuries. The creation of strong, independent unions is the most effective way to ensure a safe workplace.