Contractors fined for violation of safety legislation

     Kei Cheong Building Materials Limited and Kai Wan Construction Engineering Limited were each fined $89,000 at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today (July 5) for violation of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Electricity) Regulations and the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department.

     The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on September 28, 2018 in Ngau Tau Kok. A worker, while dismantling chilled water pipes on the ceiling inside a shop under renovation, received an electric shock and collapsed. He was admitted to hospital and passed away a few days later.

Ends/Friday, July 5, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:30