Two people became trapped under the counterweight of a lock door of the Prinses Beatrixsluis in Nieuwegein on Monday morning. Rescue workers managed to free one of the victims around noon, but the other is still trapped. Local safety office Veiligheidsregio Utrecht expects that it will take several hours yet to free the second victim.
A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning in an accident at a parking garage construction site alongside the Amersfoort Zoo. The accident happened just before 10:45 a.m., and photos from the scene published by local news outlets showed an overturned metal staircase at the site of the accident.
No details were released by authorities early Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses told broadcaster RTV Utrecht that the accident involved the installation of the metal staircase.
An 18-year-old student of the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam was killed in a workplace accident on Thursday. The boy from Stellendam ended up under a forklift truck, the Telegraaf reports.
The accident happened at a storage location on Steinweg Hartel in the Euro Port, according to RTV Rijnmond.
The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Four people were wounded in Eemshaven in Groningen on Thursday evening when the boom of a crane broke off while lifting heavy load. The crane was on a ship from Cyprus. The ship is used to place windmills at sea, ANP reports.
The four wounded were taken off te ship and transferred to hospital, the Groningen fire department said. How badly they were hurt, is not known.
The Inspectorate for Living Environment and Transport will investigate the incident.
A man was killed in Maastricht on Monday afternoon when the elevator he was in plummeted six floors. This happened around 5:00 p.m. during work on the former Sphinx building, De Limburger reports.
Emergency services tried to resuscitate the man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.
The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, the former Labor Inspectorate, is investigating the cause of the accident.
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a workplace accident in Leeuwarden on Thursday. The victims were working in a factory on Hidalgoweg, NU.nl reports.
The police report that the injured man was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The identity on the person who died is not yet known.
Exactly what happened is unclear. The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment is investigating.
The number of workplace accidents in the Netherlands increased by 12 percent to 4,250 last year, according to figures from the Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment. 2017 was the fourth year in a row that the number of workplace accidents increased, RTL Nieuws reports.
A man fell around five meters while working on the telecom in the church tower of H. Martinus Church in Velddriel on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital. His condition is unknown, De Gelderlander reports.
The man fell from the third to the second floor and landed in a hard to reach place, at a height of around 15 meters. Emergency services, including an air ambulance and a height rescue team from Rotterdam, were dispatched to the scene.
An excavator operator was killed when a pile fell on his excavator during work on Merwedeweg in Breukelen on Friday. The accident happened near Kanaaldijk West, next to a building under construction, AD reports.
The pile - a kind of pole used to bear weight in buildings with deep foundation - fell from a pile driver onto the excavator. The driver of the excavator was trapped. The pile was removed from the excavator with a truck before the emergency services arrived, but the victim already succumbed to his injuries.
A 55-year-old woman was killed in an accident involving an elevator in a clothing store in Geldrop on Wednesday afternoon, the police said on Twitter.
Emergency services responded to the store around 12:30 p.m. According to the police, it seems to be a workplace accident.
A spokesperson for the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate told Omroep Brabant that the victim's head got stuck in a freight elevator. The police and Inspectorate are investigating what happened.
A professional diver died after getting stuck while working on the sluice complex in the Rijn near Driel on Friday. His lifeless body was released after over an hour by lifting the sluice slightly, AD reports.
A fire department diving team freed the victim's body and brought it out of the water shortly after 1:00 p.m. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the diver at the scene, but it was to no avail.
The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate is investigating what happened.
An 18-year-old man from Wijchen was killed in an industrial accident on Christiaan Huygensstraat in his home town on Friday. He was critically injured when he got stuck in the lifting mechanism of a lifting shovel that was being repaired. He died in hospital, the Gelderlander reports.
The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. Emergency services responded en masse. There were police, paramedics, firefighters and a trauma helicopter at the scene.
Two people were killed in a workplace accident at Almere public transit company Connexxion on Thursday, the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate confirmed, RTL Nieuws reports.
The accident happened at a workshop. The two employees were working on a bus that was on a lifting bridge. The bus fell and crushed the employees. How this happened is still unclear.
The Inspectorate is investigating what happened.
According to Omroep Flevoland, the investigation is expected to take three months. Until the report is complete, no further announcements will be made.
A 47-year-old man from Bergen op Zoom was killed in a workplace accident with a forklift in Steenbergen on Wednesday evening. The accident happened on the Unipak industrial rea on Franseweg, Omroep Brabant reports.
The victim's colleagues called emergency services around 8:30 p.m. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.
Colleagues who witnessed the accident were offered victim aid. A family police officer is supporting the victim's relatives.
A man was killed when he fell through the roof of a recycling center Van den Noort in Dongen on Thursday morning. He was installing solar panels on the roof when the accident happened, Omroep Brabant reports.
"The man fell about 20 meters to the ground", a spokesperson for the Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, formerly the Labor Inspectorate, said to the broadcaster. Emergency services rushed to the scene, but could not save the man's life.
What exactly happened is still unclear. The Inspectorate is investigating.
A man was killed in an accident on a construction site in Groningen on Wednesday morning. According to the police, the construction worker was trapped under a collapsed wall, the Telegraaf reports.
Emergency services rushed to the scene, but aid workers could not save the man. The accident happened on Langezijde in the Oosterparkbuurt neighborhood.
The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, formerly the Labor Inspectorate, is investigating what happened.
A 37-year-old man from Kessel was killed in an accident during the construction of a winter attraction at theme park Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, the Tilburg police said on Twitter. Another man was slightly injured in his leg.
The court in The Hague granted a fired worker a transition allowance - previously known as severance pay - despite the fact that he used cocaine during or shortly before work and caused a workplace accident, Z24 reports. According to the court, the worker's actions were not "seriously culpable".
An employee of Oerlemands Foods in Waalwijk died early on Thursday morning after getting stuck in a freezing unit. Colleagues found him around 5:00 a.m. this morning
A man was killed in an accident during work under a sewer pipe on Letostraat in Tilburg on Monday morning. A trench collapsed, causing an avalanche of sand and trapping the man between the pipe and the sand, a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant.