Year
Month
Type
2019-09-12
Fell from height & strucked by object
Fatal accident - A worker falling from bridge to the ground
 
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in Tuen Mun early this morning (September 12), in which a male worker was suspected to have fallen from a viaduct onto the road below when preparing for road maintenance work. The worker was certified dead in hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.

      
The LD's spokesman said, "We commenced immediate on-site investigation as soon as we were notified of the accident and issued suspension notices to the contractors suspending the work at the location concerned. The contractors cannot resume the work process until the LD is satisfied that measures to abate the relevant risk have been taken."
      
The spokesman added, "We will complete investigation as soon as possible to identify the cause of the accident, ascertain the liability of the duty holders and recommend improvement measures. We will take actions pursuant to the law if there is any violation of the work safety legislation."
      

Source: The Press Released from Labour Dept dated 12 Sept 2019

2019-08-15
Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
CIC launched the VR experience for Working at Height Safety promotion

The Construction Industry Council "CIC" has launched a campaign - "Site Safety Gathering" for the construction safety week this year.  The theme of this year is "Working at Height Safety" which aims to distribute safety information to the industry yesterday. In order to promote it, "CIC" has specially added technology elements to create a virtual reality VR experience suite. After the workers wear the VR glasses, they can simulate the routine work of the weekdays, including the environment in the scaffolding, the use of wooden ladders on the construction site, and the holes in the ground to understand the potential dangers during work. Through the footage, let the workers know how to deal with the crisis-related processes.

 

CIC will expand the virtual reality equipment to the lifting work depending on the effectiveness of the VR experience program.

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version

2019-08-12
Drowning
A bulldozer operator fell together with it into the sea

The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a construction site at Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, this morning (August 12), in which a male worker operating a bulldozer fell together with it into the sea. He was rescued but certified dead in a hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.

 

Source: Press Release from the Labour Dept dated 12 August 2019

2019-08-11
Injured whilst caring objects & striking against objects
A male work fell from 6 meters height at Windsor House

On 11th August 2019 morning, a male worker surnamed Mr Chan (age 65) was suspected of being accidentally fell down from a 6 meters height wooden board above the ground, and Chan’s head and back were injured. He was lying on the floor in a coma. Other workers saw and hurriedly called for help. The ambulance arrived and sent him to the Ruttonjee Hospital for rescue. After the medical treatment, the situation was critical. After preliminary investigations, the police believed that the incident was not suspicious and classified the incident as an industrial accident.

 

Source: Please refer to the Chinese version

2019-08-11
Fell from height & strucked by object
Fatal industrial accident causing from a toppled leaf of a sliding gate

The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in an outdoor shopping centre in Yuen Long, New Territories yesterday (August 10) afternoon, in which a female worker was pressed by a toppled leaf of a sliding gate while she was closing it.  The worker was seriously injured and was certified dead in hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
 
The LD's spokesman said, "We commenced immediate on-site investigation as soon as we were notified of the accident and issued suspension notices to the employer involved, the property management company and the maintenance company, suspending the use and maintenance of the metal sliding gate. The work cannot be resumed until LD is satisfied that measures to abate the relevant risk have been taken."

 

Source: Press Released from the Labour Dept dated 11 Aug 2019