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  1. 478 convictions for worksite accidents

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu There were 478 convictions for work-related accidents in the first quarter, up 13.6 per cent from the same period last year, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. He said the government was highly concerned about the recent spate of fatal construction accidents and would step up enforcement to prevent similar accidents. ...

  2. Work-safety drive takes 'guerilla' line

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu In fight to catch contractors that put workers at risk, small and flexible now works best, labour chief says The labour secretary has vowed to crack down on small construction contractors that breach safety rules and drive up the industrial accident rate. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, permanent secretary for economic development and labour, compared the safety drive ...

  3. 49 home-alone cases in two years, says report

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Police handled 49 cases of children being left unattended at home between 2005 and last year, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators. In seven of the cases, nine children were involved in accidents, one fatal, due to negligence. Mr Cheung said the government had no plans to make leaving children unattended at home a criminal offence ...

  4. Fears over fund-raising eased

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Twelve reported cases of unauthorised fund-raising linked to Sichuan earthquake-relief efforts involved only mild, technical violations, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said. In eight of the cases, police found no fund-raising activities at the reported locations, and the other four cases involved technical breaches in which no donation ...

  5. Crane operators pass safety inspection

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Labour Department inspectors have completed a city-wide inspection of crane operations at 215 sites and found no faults. But Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, the secretary for Labour and Welfare, said 10 summonses were issued to site owners for other safety violations. A training course will be held with the Construction Industry Training Authority next month to enhance safety ...

  6. More transparency needed on accident inquiries, says unionist

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... snapped in half, throwing him out of the cabin, which was 50 metres above the ground. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said he understood the union's concern ...

  7. Homes for elderly told to improve meals

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A total of 152 complaints about meals at homes for the elderly have been made to the Social Welfare Department. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the complaints mainly concerned poor food quality and undesirable meal times. Sixteen of the complaints, all about food quality, were found to be valid. Letters have been sent to the homes involved, ...

  8. Injured passengers returned after fatal Guangdong coach crash

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The company's chief executive, Matthew Wong Leung-pak, said the driver had been driving buses across the border for more than five years. Wong suspected the driver had been trying to avoid ...

  9. Warning on refrigerators

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Susan Sprengeler

    ... Ravina Shamdasani People have been warned against maintaining refrigerators themselves after the Consumer Council found that none of the 11 models it tested complied with international safety standards. The chairman of the council's publicity and community relations committee, Matthew Ng, said the machines had insufficient electrical protection against accidental contact ...

  10. Paramedics upgraded on emergency births

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the whole of 2010, a rise blamed on restrictions on the number of mainlanders allowed to book maternity beds in Hong Kong. Matthew Leung Shiu-hong, the Fire Services Department's assistant ...




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