At least 67 Chinese workers were killed after scaffolding collapsed at the Fengcheng Power Plant in eastern China on Thursday, state media outlet Xinhua reported.
The scaffolding was on a cooling tower being built at the power plant in the the city of Fengcheng in Jiangxi province, with Xinhua reporting that more than 60 people were working on the platform and another dozen were on the ground waiting for their shift to start at 7 a.m. when the collapse occurred.
Three workers were injured and are being treated in hospital, one in critical condition.
Wang Yaosheng, who was waiting to begin his shift, ran away when he saw the falling platform but was slightly injured, he told Xinhua.
"Several elevators collapsed. All those on the platform fell and were crushed by the steel bars and other materials," he said to the Chinese news outlet. "I was shocked."