Monday, January 21, 2008

China Coverup?

The Australian is reporting that "China has systematically covered up the accidental deaths of at least 10 workers, and perhaps many more, in a rush to construct the futuristic 'bird's nest' stadium in Beijing for the Olympic Games." The newspaper says "The estimates are drawn from dozens of interviews conducted over six months, on condition of anonymity, with employees from the huge building site in a northern district of the capital.
"Witnesses have spoken of seeing workers plummet to their deaths from the perilous heights of the stadium, designed by a consortium including British engineering firm Arup and Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.
"The bodies were swiftly removed by squads of armed police, and workers ordered not to mention the deaths to anyone or speak of them among themselves. "

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