A residential building construction site in Ma On Shan, where a worker on the sixth floor died when he was hit as two colleagues fell from the eighth-floor bamboo scaffolding, on March 8. The number of construction workers falling to their deaths in Hong Kong hit a 10-year high in 2014. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong cannot afford to lag behind on workplace safety or suicide prevention

Paul Yip calls on all stakeholders in the community to create a culture of accountability and ownership to address the high rates of construction site fatalities in the city and prevent student suicide

Topic |   Suicides in Hong Kong

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A residential building construction site in Ma On Shan, where a worker on the sixth floor died when he was hit as two colleagues fell from the eighth-floor bamboo scaffolding, on March 8. The number of construction workers falling to their deaths in Hong Kong hit a 10-year high in 2014. Photo: Handout
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