CHECKS on construction site lifts, triggered by an accident in June in which 12 workers died, have resulted in eight prosecutions. Sixty-two passenger hoists were inspected in two stages between June 21 and August 27, the Labour Department said in a document distributed to legislators. The outcome was that 25 hoists had defects rectified and 36 had either been grounded, dismantled or were awaiting dismantling. One hoist without any interlocking landing-gates was found to be in use, the paper said. Eight prosecutions were made under the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance. Contractors involved were fined between $30,000 and $50,000. Officials were preparing a code of practice with legislative amendments for the guidance of examiners, installation and maintenance contractors and hoist operators, the paper said. On June 2, 12 workers died when a passenger hoist plunged to the ground at a Quarry Bay building site.