Contractors fined for fatal Tai Wai fall of worker

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Two contractors were each fined HK$95,000 at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today for the death of a scaffolding worker.

Wang Hong Construction Engineering Company and Ying Wu Scaffolding Engineering were each fined for six charges including failing to take adequate steps to prevent a person from falling, and failing to provide and maintain a safe plant and system of work.

The case involved a fatal accident on December 27, 2018, in Yau Tong.

While a scaffolder was erecting a bamboo scaffold at the eighth floor level of the external wall of a residential building, he fell to the first-floor podium. He sustained severe bodily injuries and died on the same day.

The prosecution was launched by the Labour Department.

Two contractors were charged with violating the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations, and the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Protection of Eyes) Regulations.