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Contractors fined for violation of safety legislation
     Unistress Building Construction Limited, Oriental Designs (Metal Work) Eng Co Limited and Win Chun Engineering Limited were fined $95,000, $90,000 and $90,000 respectively at Shatin Magistrates' Courts today (October 25) for violation of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance and the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Management) Regulation. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department.
     The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on March 8, 2017 at a building construction site in Ma On Shan. While four workers were working in pairs on two temporary working platforms at the 8/F and 9/F levels of the external walls of a building under construction for curtain wall installation, the upper working platform suddenly collapsed and collided with the lower working platform below, causing three of the workers to fall to the ground and a bamboo platform at M/F level respectively. As a result, one worker died and the other two sustained injuries.
Ends/Thursday, October 25, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:05
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