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Contractor fined for violation of safety legislation
     A contractor was fined $100,000 at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today (November 12) 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 December 11, 2019, in a construction site at Tseung Kwan O. A worker who was working on a scaffold at the external wall of a building under construction fell from the scaffold onto the podium of the building. The worker was sent to hospital and passed away on the same day.
Ends/Friday, November 12, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:48
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