Construction worker crushed to death

Macau, Slider 08 Jul 2014
Construction worker crushed to death

A construction worker was crushed to death yesterday in Macau.

The accident happened at the site of the future vehicle examination centre in Taipa.  The police are currently investigating as are the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).  Preliminary information from the authorities indicated that the incident took place yesterday morning. It is alleged that the steel wire that tied a metal hook to the crane suddenly broke and the hook crushed the victim. He was sent to the Conde de São Januário Central Hospital but was later pronounced dead. The site was sealed after the accident,

The site was sealed after the accident, and the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has also dispatched officials to the scene.The bureau released a statement in the evening saying that the authorities had required the contractor to stop using all types of crane machines for safety concerns and to review the working procedures and facilities of the construction site.“If the accident is proved to have been caused by negligence of the contractor after investigation, the Bureau will prosecute it according to the law,”

 

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