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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

Regarding media enquiries about an accident at a Ho Man Tin site, the Highways Department today said it will assist the Labour Department in carrying out investigations to find out the incident’s cause and propose improvement measures.

The department’s contractor accidentally dropped an excavator into a shaft during a lifting operation at the works site on the evening of October 14. No one was injured.

The subject contract is Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel with the contract number HY/2018/08 and the main contractor is Bouygues Travaux Publics.

Before each lifting operation, the contractor will follow the code of practice for safe use of cranes to fence off all lifting zones properly and prohibit the workers from entering the lifting operation area. As such, no one was injured in this incident.

After the incident, the resident site staff immediately suspended the relevant lifting work and reported the incident to the department.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News