An industrial accident occurred at the third run site of the airport. Today (30th) at 12:00 noon, a male worker fell from a height of 10 meters and suffered head injuries.
Colleagues found out and immediately called the police for help. The injured was semiconscious and sent to Princess Margaret Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
A spokesman for the AA said that it received a report at about 12:00 noon that a contractor worker injured his head while assisting in lifting steel pipe piles at a 5.5-meter-deep construction site of the airport's three-runway system project.
The on-site personnel immediately notified the construction site medical team to assist in bringing the injured back to the ground, after which the injured were sent to the hospital for treatment by ambulance personnel.
The injured were wearing safety helmets at the time of the incident and were conscious when sent to the hospital.
The AA stated that it will immediately follow up with the contractor and notify the Labor Department, and will cooperate with relevant investigations.
Work on the site has been suspended.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The opening ceremony of the airport's third runway was just held last Friday (25th). Chief Executive Lee Ka-chao, who was scheduled to attend the ceremony, did not attend the ceremony due to his recovery. Chief Secretary for Administration Chan Kwok-kei officiated instead.
The three-runway system costs 141.5 billion yuan. In addition to the third runway, the three-runway system project includes the expansion of the No. 2 passenger terminal building, the construction of the new T2 passenger corridor, the passenger rapid transit system and the baggage handling system. The goal is to complete the entire project in 2024 .