In July last year, two dancers were injured when the screen of a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum fell. One of them was seriously injured and still needs treatment. On January 28, a reporter from Narada learned from the Hong Kong SAR government that the Hong Kong Labor Department has completed investigations on occupational safety and health and employee compensation, and has initiated prosecutions against the occupants and employers. After consulting the Department of Justice, the Labor Department filed a total of 15 prosecutions against the relevant companies in accordance with the relevant regulations, and applied for a summons to the court on January 17. The case is scheduled for the first hearing at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on March 27.
Investigations revealed that the occupants and employers of the premises, namely Art Energy Engineering Limited, Hip Hing Lung Stage Engineering Limited and Dance Hall Limited, were suspected of violating the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance.The breaches included failure to provide employees with safe working equipment and a safe system of work, failure to notify the Commissioner for Labor of accidents, failure to purchase employees’ compensation for employeesInsuranceWait. The Hong Kong Labor Department stated that illegal acts will never be tolerated, and the law will be strictly enforced, doing everything possible to protect the occupational safety, health and legal rights of employees.
Nandu previously reported that on July 28, 2022, when a Hong Kong men’s music group held a concert at the Hung Hom Stadium, a large screen suddenly fell, causing two dancers to be injured. After the accident, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong set up a working group to investigate the cause of the accident together with the Labor Department and relevant persons.
On November 11 of the same year, the investigation report released by the working group pointed out that the causes of the accident included the breakage of the wire rope due to metal fatigue, problems with the design of the ring screw device, and the unsatisfactory safety factor of the suspension system. According to the findings of the investigation, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government believes that the venue renter has violated several provisions of the lease terms. On the same day, the Hong Kong police arrested five suspects, including the business director, project manager, technical coordinator, etc. of the general contractor Yineng Engineering, as well as a technician. Among them, the four employees involved in the case of Arts Engineering were suspected of two crimes of fraud and allowing objects to fall from a height.
(Source of article: Southern Metropolis Daily Wancaishe)
Article source: Southern Metropolis Daily·Wancaishe
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Original title: The Hong Kong Labor Department filed 15 prosecutions for the concert accident at the Red Hall!Case to be heard at the end of March
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