Contractors and owner of crane fined for violation of safety legislation

     Bouygues Travaux Publics (Bouygues), Kam Lee Construction Decoration Engineering Co., Limited (Kam Lee) and Chan Hark Transportation Engineering Limited (Chan Hark) were fined $36,000, $87,000 and $28,000 respectively at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (January 17). Bouygues violated the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance. Chan Hark violated the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear) Regulations. Kam Lee violated both the Ordinance and the Regulations. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department.
     The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on April 21, 2021, at a construction site at the former south apron, Kai Tak. A lorry-mounted crane used in lifting a concrete skip for concreting a trench suddenly tilted, causing the concrete skip to strike a worker engaged in the work. The worker was injured and passed away on the same day.

Ends/Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Issued at HKT 17:45