Homeless woman, 47, killed in scaffolding collapse

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Pedestrian killed by falling scaffolding on Rijnstraat, The Hague, 26 May 2016 (Photo: @Romarbia1/Twitter). Pedestrian killed by falling scaffolding on Rijnstraat, The Hague, 26 May 2016 (Photo: @Romarbia1/Twitter)

The woman on Thursday morning was identified as a 47 year old homeless woman, RTL Nieuws reports

The woman was walking past the former Ministry of Housing building on Rijnstraat when several sections of falling scaffolding hit her. The scaffolding somehow came apart and fell to the ground during lifting operations. The woman died at the scene.

The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, formerly the Labor Inspectorate, is investigating what went wrong.

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