Falling wall kills worker, injures two


One worker was killed and two others were injured Thursday when a wall collapsed on them at a shopping center construction site in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, according to police.

The three men were taken to a nearby hospital, where Masayoshi Sakamoto, 56, was pronounced dead due to shock from his injuries. Kosuke Nishide, 31, was listed in critical condition and the third man suffered minor injuries.

The wall measured 1.5 meters high and 10 meters long.

They were working on waterway construction in a ditch at a shopping center in Matsusaka at around 11 a.m. when the wall suddenly fell, police said.