A widow is seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from a Shenzhen watch-strap factory after her husband slipped on an allegedly wet workshop floor and later died of a brain haemorrhage. Lawyer Josephine Pinto, for the family, told the Court of First Instance that Wong Kan-fai, 46, worked as a polishing technician for Luen Tat Watch Band Manufacturer Ltd, owned by a Hong Kong company. She said that on December 26, 1996, Wong slipped on the workshop floor. He was found to have suffered a brain haemorrhage and underwent emergency surgery, she said. Five days later he had a second brain haemorrhage. Another operation was performed to remove the blood clot but his condition deteriorated until his death in January 1997. Ms Pinto is representing Wong's widow, Mak Sin Man, 38, his elderly aunt and his nine-year-old son. She asked the court to draw the inference that Wong's slip was caused by the state of the floor, which she said was due to the company's negligence. The company intended to argue that Wong's haemorrhage was spontaneous and caused by his physical condition rather than his fall, she said. The case continues before Mr Justice Conrad Seagroatt.