Ecuador Power Plant Construction Accident, 13 Killed

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construction accidentsQuito, Ecuador -- When a major infrastructure collapsed in Ecuador, thirteen construction workers were killed and dozens were injured.

The infrastucture was at the Sinclair Hydroelectric Power Plant, a 1,500 megawatt power plant.  A collapse in the pressure well caused the infrastructure to collapse.

President Rafael Correa tweeted, "Our hearts go out to their families and co-workers."

The Embassy released a statement, "We ask Chinese companies to reflect on this event, learn from this painful lesson, take appropriate measures, and increase safety to better protect Chinese and Ecuadorian workers."