Contractors and worker fined for violation of safety legislation

     Hip Hing Construction Company Limited, Host Glory Engineering Limited and a worker were fined $165,000, $113,000 and $10,000 respectively at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (May 24) 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 June 27, 2020, in a construction site at Kai Tak, Kowloon. At the topmost floor of a building under construction, a metal beam being installed fell down and struck a bamboo scaffold being erected below at the external wall of the building, causing a scaffolder to plunge to his death.

Ends/Monday, May 24, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:05