A construction lift plummeted to the ground at a real estate development in eastern China, killing 12 workers, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
The accident, in coastal Fujian province, follows a string of lethal construction accidents in China this month.
Eleven workers were killed and 12 injured on Tuesday when the steel cable lifting a crane container snapped at a bridge construction site in southwest China.
A crane collapse at a power plant in Shanghai killed two earlier this month, and five children were killed when a crane fell on a rural kindergarten in eastern Shandong Province.
Industrial accidents kill thousands in China each year.