Workplace accident kills 5 in Sweden

(Photo: Ivar Andersen,

Five individuals lost their lives in a tragic construction accident in Sweden when a construction lift collapsed on Monday. A preliminary investigation has been initiated to examine work environment violations, and efforts are underway to identify the deceased, with ongoing contact with their next of kin.

As of the time of writing, the cause of the construction lift failure remains unclear. ABC-Ställningsmontage, the company responsible for the lift installation, reported an elevation last week. Regional manager Jeanette Hedman emphasised strict adherence to safety protocols, and the company is cooperating with authorities.

BWI expresses solidarity and extends condolences to the families and colleagues of the workers. It joins the Swedish construction union Byggnads in calling for more rigorous inspections of worksites to ensure their safety and emphasises the importance of learning from this accident to prevent such tragedies in the future.