There was a bad accident on Saturday just after 5:00pm. The main road is being widened as it goes under Karlshorst S-Bahn. The station is also being re-built. The area is closed off and last weekend no trains were running. The station was also closed to the public.
A mobile crane, said to one of the largest in the world, was lifting a 7 ton, 8 metre long section for a new passenger bridge. As it was being lowered into place the crane suddenly gave way and the section fell into the station hall.
Three workers were hit, one of whom died later in hospital. As I returned home on Saturday evening I noticed lots of flashing lights and the sirens of ambulances and police cars. I thought there had been a car accident. I didn’t realise it was the bridge. A terrible day for the families of the workers.