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Employer fined for violation of safety legislation
     The Scout Association of Hong Kong was fined $20,000 at Shatin Magistrates' Courts today (May 10) for violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance. The prosecution was launched by the Labour Department.
     The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on August 26, 2018 at a single-storey hostel at a scout activity centre in Tai Po. A worker fell from a foldable wooden ladder to the ground while he was carrying out air-conditioner replacement work at the hostel. He was admitted to hospital but passed away the following day.
Ends/Friday, May 10, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:31
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