Collapsed bamboo scaffoldings at the Empire Land Commercial Centre in Wan Chai in October 2016. Photo: Edward Wong

Labour Department to strengthen penalties for construction safety violations, to fall more in line with international standards

  • Penalties will go up from HK$200,000 to HK$6 million, or 10 per cent of the offending company’s turnover
  • There were 11,077 industrial accidents in 2017, resulting in 29 deaths, a figure the department admitted was high
Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

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Collapsed bamboo scaffoldings at the Empire Land Commercial Centre in Wan Chai in October 2016. Photo: Edward Wong
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