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Contractor fined for violation of safety legislation
      Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited was fined $100,000 at Fanling Magistrates' Courts today (May 3) 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 November 11, 2016 on a building construction site in Heung Yuen Wai, New Territories. While a team of four workers was erecting a metal platform on a metal falsework, part of the metal platform suddenly collapsed. The four workers fell a distance of about 7.6 metres to the ground, together with the collapsed metal platform. As a result, one worker died and the other three sustained injuries.
Ends/Thursday, May 3, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:40
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