A fatal industrial accident occurred in Hung Hom. At about 5:30 this (2nd) afternoon, a 46-year-old male worker surnamed Chen accidentally fell into an underground patio and fell into a coma while carrying out a scaffolding project at a building at 27 Gillies South Road, Hung Hom. He was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, where he was finally certified dead.
The deceased left behind his wife and two young children. The girl was only one year old and the son was just full moon.
The Industrial Casualty Rights Association is following up to provide assistance.
Sources at the scene stated that the deceased was a scaffolding worker who was carrying out a scaffolding project on the outer wall of the building. It is suspected that the dog arm was suddenly loosened and fell off the building.
Afterwards, the Workers' Rights Association sent personnel to the hospital and contacted the family of the deceased. It is reported that there were two young children in the family of the deceased. The son was one year old and the young girl had just reached the full moon. The situation was pitiful. The association stated that it would continue to closely follow up the needs of the family.
The Workers’ Rights Association stated that this is the second dog boom accident of the same kind in a week and the fourth in six months. It is very angry at the repeated occurrence of similar accidents. The Labour Department must thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident. The problem should be improved immediately to protect the lives of workers.
The police classified the case as an industrial accident and died after being sent to hospital. The cause of death of the deceased has yet to be determined after an autopsy.
The Labour Department stated that it had dispatched staff to the scene immediately after receiving the report and was investigating the cause of the accident.