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Mainland worker saved after threatening suicide at Cotai construction site

Police officers coax 37-year-old male back down to the ground following labour dispute at new hospital complex.

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Police officers coax 37-year-old male back down to the ground following labour dispute at new hospital complex.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

A disgruntled male worker who threatened to throw himself off a building on the construction site of the public hospital project in Cotai is safe and well after being coaxed down by police officers.

The incident took place on Saturday morning after the worker was told his employment contract would not be renewed. The Fire Services Bureau identified the man as a 37-year-old non-resident worker from the mainland. At the scene, firefighters set up a rescue air cushion. 

After agreeing to come down off the scaffolding, the worker was taken to the Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre for treatment for a minor injury.

The Labour Affairs Bureau said that the worker threatened to jump after a subcontractor at the construction site had decided “not to renew his employment contract” and appealed for labour disputes to be settled “in a rational way”, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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