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Contractors fined for violation of safety legislation

     Gammon Construction Limited, Po On Engineering Limited and Bun Kee were fined $60,000, $160,000 and $260,000 respectively at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts today (January 13) for violation of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance and the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department.

     The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on April 7, 2011 on a construction site at Tuen Mun Road. A worker fell some 6 metres from a steel working platform together with a piece of metal cover from the platform, resulting in serious bodily injuries. Two other workers working underneath the platform were struck by the falling metal cover, killing one and injuring the other.

Ends/Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:21


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