A nearby shop staff who witnessed the incident told reporters that the hammer just fell on the left side of an old mans umbrella and slid down to the ground along the umbrella, and the handle of the hammer was also broken. According to her, it was the peak time for parents to pick up their children, and the children were beginning to gather. If they fall a minute or two later, there will be all the children below..
She said that at noon, students would be led to gather in the open space where the hammer had fallen to wait for their parents. The reporter noticed that the Second Experimental Primary School of South University of science and technology was less than 100 meters away from the sidewalk in front of Tanglang city gate, which was dropped by the hammer.
According to people familiar with the site, the hammer fell from the construction site on the fourth floor of the shopping mall.
According to the relevant departments, the hammer was accidentally dropped by the construction workers beside the window sill on the fourth floor. Fortunately, no casualties and property losses were caused. The construction workers were criticized and educated on the site.