MTR and 2 other contractors fined HK$80,000 in total for violation of safety legislation


11th June 2021 – (Hong Kong)     MTR Corporation Limited, Hop Yuen Construction Limited and the proprietor of a contractor were fined HK$30,000, HK$20,000 and HK$30,000 respectively at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts today for violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations and the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Management) Regulation. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department.
The case involved a fatal accident that occurred on 13th May, 2020, in a plant room at a railway station in Central. When a worker stepped on a metal structure inside the plant room for clearing stagnant water, a metal board suddenly broke. He fell through an opening to the ground below and was injured. He was certified dead in hospital.