Go to main content
EMSD prosecutes contractor regarding Golden Industrial Building lift incident
     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (May 31) issued summonses to registered lift contractor Fujitec (HK) Co, Ltd (FCL), responsible for the maintenance works, its registered lift worker and the registered lift engineer responsible for the lift examination in connection with the breaking of four suspension ropes in the lift incident at the Golden Industrial Building in Kwai Chung on December 1 last year.

     The EMSD's investigation revealed that FCL and related personnel involved in the incident had failed to discharge their statutory duties under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618). After seeking legal advice from the Department of Justice, the EMSD brought prosecutions against them. The charges included FCL and its registered lift worker failing to ensure that the lift works were carried out properly; the concerned registered lift engineer failing to ensure that the lift with a load was thoroughly examined, and for providing information that he ought reasonably to have known to be false.

     After the incident, the EMSD immediately conducted checks on the remaining nine lifts in the building concerned and requested all registered lift contractors to conduct special inspections for the lifts under their maintenance. The EMSD completed spot checks on the special inspections with no anomalies found. The EMSD has also strengthened random inspections of relevant lift components.
Ends/Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:00
Today's Press Releases