Ten people have died and four others have been injured after scaffolding collapsed at 8:00 am on December 29, 2014 at a construction site at the Affiliated Middle School of Tsinghua in Beijing. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction convened an emergency teleconference to inform Beijing of the situation of five collapses on December 29, and to arrange for further strengthening the construction safety and production operations.
Chen Zhenggao, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, requested that enterprises responsible for larger or more incidents should not accept new projects within one year. Regarding areas with frequent incidents and adverse impacts, the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction ordered the local authorities to strike within a certain range of inspection, to eliminate hidden dangers before resuming work. Chen Zhenggao also pointed out that more than five people died in the incident, the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction will go to the scene to understand the situation.