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Construction Worker

Hong Kong lags in government regulations for workers' health and safety

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"It was tough to lose a husband and a good daddy," says Hongkonger Mrs Kwan, a mother of two boys whose husband died in 2009 when he fell eight floors while dismantling some bamboo scaffolding.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 12:30pm 2 comments

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.

28 Apr 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

What's being said on

A general view of Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill. Photo: David Wong

On the chief executive's threat to punish developers who hoard flats:

Keith McNab - A great idea. Property should be treated as a valuable community resource not to be wasted; not as an investment to be hoarded for greater profit. But developers feel no shame or responsibility to the community. Their only interest is profit and their personal wealth.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:30am

Backward industry needs a refit

A worker is fighting for his life after being electrocuted while carrying out repair work in the Legco building at the new government headquarters. It was the second time a construction worker suffered serious injuries at the Tamar site. As a government construction site, its safety standards are probably better than those in private projects.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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On workers toiling in the heat of a Hong Kong summer and having no legal protection:

Hannu Han - There was a construction worker who died of sunstroke a couple of years ago. I then wrote to a paper suggesting water fountains to be built around Hong Kong. I'm saying it here again.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Safety talks after barbenders killed

Two construction workers were crushed to death when a 10-metre-high steel cage they were working in collapsed yesterday, prompting the government to open talks with the construction industry on 'worrying' safety issues.

Ten workers have died in accidents at construction sites this year, compared to nine in all of last year.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Driver faces more serious charge after appeal

The Justice Department won an appeal for a construction worker - convicted of careless driving - to face trial for dangerous driving causing death. On August 16, 2008, Wong Shing-chi was thrown off his motorbike. He was then hit by Tse Wing-hang's car. District Judge Esther Toh Lye-ping ruled there was insufficient evidence to support the dangerous driving charge.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am