Contractor fined for violation of safety legislation

     Hip Hing Construction Company Limited was fined $62,000 at Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (December 11) for violation of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance and the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear) Regulations. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department.
     The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on January 13, 2020, at a building construction site in Quarry Bay. When a crawler-mounted crane slewed in a lifting operation, a worker nearby was trapped between the rear part of the crane and a metal railing. The worker sustained severe injuries and passed away on the same day.

Ends/Friday, December 11, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:07