The Labour Department inspected 2,550 workplaces in the first eight months of the year, in two citywide special enforcement operations.
It issued 520 suspension and improvement notices, up 28% on last year. It is considering making 470 prosecutions, up 64%.
In respect of repair, maintenance, alteration and addition works, the stepping up of area patrols and inspections outside office hours to deter contractors from adopting unsafe work practices will continue with a view to improving safety, the department said.
Upon request by the Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims this morning, its Chief Occupational Safety Officer (Operations) Li Chi-leung, met with representatives of the body, and family members of deceased workers, this afternoon.
During the meeting, the department listened to their views and expressed its condolences, pledging to help victims' families claim employees' compensation.
After the accidents, the department’s officers conducted investigations to look into the causes, and recommend improvement measures. When those responsible are found, it will act in accordance with the law.
- by news.gov.hk