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Contractors fined for violation of safety legislation
     Geotech Engineering Limited and Sam's Engineering Limited were fined $42,000 and $132,000 respectively at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (December 21) 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 March 23, 2020, at a slope maintenance site in Yau Yat Chuen. A worker, while carrying out slope maintenance work, fell from a height of about 3 metres from the top of a retaining wall of the slope to the ground. He sustained serious head injury and passed away on the same day.
Ends/Monday, December 21, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:20
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