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Month
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2020-01-13
Fell from height & strucked by object
Fatal Accident - A male work was trapped by a crane

A fatal industrial accident occurred in Quarry Chung today afternoon, a male worker surnamed Mr Wong (57 years old) working in a redevelopment site at Westlands Road, was accidentally caught by a mobile crane.  Wong was trapped between the crane tail and the fence, suddenly can not move, workers see the alarm. Ambulance personnel arrived at the scene and sent to hospital for treatment, after rescue confirmed to die. It is reported that Wong is a handyman and was carrying out a foundation project at the time of the incident. A spokesman for the Labour Department said that he was concerned about the accident and had immediately sent staff to investigate the cause of the accident and had issued a supension notice to the contractor concerned to stop the use of mobile cranes in the area of the site until the contractor had taken steps to eliminate the hazards.

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version

2020-01-11
Fell from height & strucked by object
Fatal accident - A male worker was pressed to death by a crushing machine

A fatal accident happened at a landfill site in Tseung Kwan O today (January 11), in which a male worker was pressed to death by a crushing machine. The worker was sent to Tseung O Hospital for treatment but finally certified die.  After police investigation, it was categorized industrial accident.

 The LD's spokesman said, "We commenced an immediate on-site investigation as soon as we were notified of the accident and issued suspension notices to the contractors and employer concerned , suspending the maintenance and use of the crushing machine on the workplace. The employers cannot resume the work process until the LD is satisfied that measures to abate the relevant risk have been taken."

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version

 

2020-01-10
Injured whilst caring objects & striking against objects

In the direction of the Tai Lam Tunnel towards Kowloon, at 7.36 am on 10th January, a man surnamed Mr Fung (37) drove a heavy crane along the road to the tunnel toll booth position when he suspected that the boom had not been closed and swept to a toll booth on the left. The toll booth was hit to backward, fell to the ground, the window of the pavilion broke, underground wire exposed and almost uprooted. the female tollman surnamed Ms Ng (43) was once trapped, by the fire and ambulance crew rushed to the rescue, she suffered head and foot injuries and was sent to Pok Oi Hospital for treatment.

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version

2020-01-10
Injured whilst caring objects & striking against objects

In the direction of the Tai Lam Tunnel towards Kowloon, at 7.36 am on 10th January, a man surnamed Mr Fung (37) drove a heavy crane along the road to the tunnel toll booth position when he suspected that the boom had not been closed and swept to a toll booth on the left. The toll booth was hit to backward, fell to the ground, the window of the pavilion broke, underground wire exposed and almost uprooted. the female tollman surnamed Ms Ng (43) was once trapped, by the fire and ambulance crew rushed to the rescue, she suffered head and foot injuries and was sent to Pok Oi Hospital for treatment.

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version

2020-01-07
Inhalation of harmful gases
Suspected of inhaling unknown gas in the shaft

On 7th January afternoon in Tuen Mun Butterfly Beach, three workers went to the site to clean up the rubbish from the underground channel.  Two of them entered into the 9 meters height shaft and the other worker was on the ground.  During the period, three people suspected of inhaling unknown gas and feeling unwell at the same time.

 

The site is nearing completion and ready to carry out greening works.  It was found that those workers into the shaft to do the confined space work did not carry any protective equipment and ventilation system and therefore suspected inhalation of unknown gases.  The site manager was present after the incident happened to understand the situation and the case was under investigation.

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version.