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Occupier, employer and contractor fined for violation of safety legislation
     MTR Corporation Limited, Hop Yuen Construction Limited and the proprietor of a contractor were fined $30,000, $20,000 and $30,000 respectively at Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (June 11) for violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, the Construction Sites (Safety) 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 May 13, 2020, in a plant room at a railway station in Central. When a worker stepped on a metal structure inside the plant room for clearing stagnant water, a metal board suddenly broke. He fell through an opening to the ground below and was injured. He was certified dead in hospital.
Ends/Friday, June 11, 2021
Issued at HKT 17:40
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