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Construction Site

Contractors 'avoiding responsibility' over deaths of construction workers

Chan Kam-hong, Chief Executive of Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims

It's time Hong Kong placed criminal liability for work-site deaths squarely on the shoulders of individuals, justice officials say.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:50am 5 comments

Injured workers, and widows, face long wait for payouts

Yu Yiu-wing hasn't worked since his injury in October. Photo: May Tse

When construction worker Yu Yiu-wing went to work on October 25 last year, he could not have expected an accident to put him out of work for the next six months, and counting.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Briefs, January 4, 2013

The workplace safety watchdog yesterday called on regional governments to step up their investigations into a series of fatal accidents and mete out harsh punishment for any attempted cover-ups. 

4 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Briefs, November 16, 2012

Another Tibetan dies setting himself on fire

16 Nov 2012 - 5:13am

Chinese worker shot dead in violence-torn Nigerian city

Gunmen shot dead a Chinese construction worker in Nigeria’s violence-torn city of Maiduguri on Friday, an official said, the second killing of a Chinese national in the region this month.

20 Oct 2012 - 4:38am

Murals can't disguise this blot on the landscape

It's the most idyllic of scenes. Murals of majestic trees dotting rolling green fields being lapped by sparkling blue waters cover a hoarding in front of construction work on the Central to Wan Chai bypass between IFC and the Central ferry piers. The implication is that such serenity will be revealed for all to luxuriate in when the walls come down.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Body found at construction site

Police are investigating the death of a South Asian man whose half-naked body was found at a construction site in Yau Ma Tei yesterday. The man is believed to be aged between 20 and 30. Workers found the body on the second floor of a building under construction in Yau Cheung Road. Police said no suspicious wounds were found on the body and an autopsy would be carried out.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Fatherhood helps with leadership

In his role as chief executive officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management, Allen Ha Wing-on can draw on extensive experience in developing major real estate projects and the exhibition and convention industry. During his career, he has held senior management positions with Hong Kong's Airport Authority, Macau International Airport and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre among others.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Guard post at world's most expensive flats not fit for a public housing estate

So, flats at 39 Conduit Road are now officially the world's most expensive.

Going at HK$88,000 per sq ft, their price is really kind of obscene. But if anyone is splashing out that kind of money, surely they would expect the absolute height of luxury.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of industrial safety in the city?

The accident at the International Commerce Centre on Sunday has highlighted public concern over safety measures at these construction sites.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

En-suite dreams

The room you are using as a bedroom may not be the best for you and sleeping in your study or guestroom may be better from a fung shui perspective.

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

Four cannons found at Admiralty site

Four wartime cannons were unearthed from the former site of Victoria Barracks in Admiralty, driving scores of people from the British consulate and the British Council onto the street while bomb experts were called in.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

light pollution

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right

1. magnitude

2. pretend

3. desirable

4. grievances

5. unbearable

Fill in the blanks with the words you have learned

6. I am tired of having to ________________ all the time. I just want to be myself.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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