1935: Berlin underground accident, scaffolding collapse

The incident happened near the Anhalter station. It was reported that scaffolding - on which six workmen were standing collapsed.
The incident happened near the Anhalter station. It was reported that scaffolding - on which six workmen were standing collapsed.

IN NOVEMBER 1935, a second accident occurred during excavation work for Berlin’s underground.

The incident happened near the Anhalter station.

It was reported that scaffolding – on which six workmen were standing collapsed.

The scenes were dramatic, as other workmen rushed to the rescue and the fire brigade was summoned.

The workmen were taken out of the debris and rushed hospital, but only three of them were detained with serious injuries.

Twenty workmen lost their lives in a tunnel collapse on the Berlin underground on August 20, 1935.

Subsequently building company director, two engineers, and one railway official were charged with homicide through negligence by ” gross errors in construction.” At the time workmen had complained that the work was being “hurried.”