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Contractors fined for violation of safety legislation
     Hip Hing Construction Company Limited and Innovative Construction (Sino) Limited were fined $130,000 and $80,000 respectively at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (June 5) 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 April 18, 2022, at a building construction site in Kai Tak. In the accident, a worker while working on the 11th Floor of the building under construction was suspected to have fallen through a floor opening down to the ninth floor and died.

     Furthermore, Chi Kan Woodworks Company Limited and Tung Shan Construction Company Limited were fined $6,000 and $3,000 respectively for violation of the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations discovered during the investigation of the accident. However, the violations were not related to the accident.
Ends/Monday, June 5, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:05
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