Authorities Arrest Three After Taiwan Apartment Tower Collapse

The construction of a collapsed apartment tower faces scrutiny after a deadly earthquake

Three people were arrested Tuesday, all of whom are former executives of the real estate company that built a 17-story apartment building which collapsed after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan. Lin Ming-hui, Chang Kui-an, and Cheng Chin-kui all face charges of professional negligence resulting in death after at least 40 people were killed and more than 100 were still missing.

The majority of the city of Tainan remains unharmed, but the collapse of the Golden Dragon tower has left many concerned about the construction of the building. Images have surfaced of tin cans believed to be used in the construction of the tower.

"There are so many other older buildings in Tainan that are still standing. Why was it only this building that was completely destroyed?" asked Wang Xingyou, a city cab driver, speaking to CNN.

Product Showcase

  • SlateSafety BAND V2

    SlateSafety BAND V2

    SlateSafety's BAND V2 is the most rugged, easy-to-use connected safety wearable to help keep your workforce safe and help prevent heat stress. Worn on the upper arm, this smart PPE device works in tandem with the SlateSafety V2 system and the optional BEACON V2 environmental monitor. It includes comprehensive, enterprise-grade software that provides configurable alert thresholds, real-time alerts, data, and insights into your safety program's performance all while ensuring your data is secure and protected. Try it free for 30 days. 3

Featured

Webinars