Proprietors fined for violation of safety legislation

     China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and Zhen Hua Engineering Company Limited were fined $55,000 and $40,000 respectively at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today (January 7) for violation of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Guarding and Operation of Machinery) Regulations 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 January 11, 2020, at a fill bank in Tseung Kwan O. While a worker was clearing rock pieces jammed at the conveyor belt of a rock crushing plant in the fill bank, the conveyor belt was suddenly re-started and trapped the worker's body at the in-running nip of the conveyor belt and a rotating roller. He sustained severe injuries and passed away on the same day.

Ends/Thursday, January 7, 2021
Issued at HKT 19:41