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Mainlander dies after plunging 10 floors at hotel construction site

The 37-year-old, who was not wearing a safety harness, was pronounced dead at hospital. Authorities promise full investigation and punishment for those responsible.

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The 37-year-old, who was not wearing a safety harness, was pronounced dead at hospital. Authorities promise full investigation and punishment for those responsible.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

A 37-year-old worker from the mainland who failed to wear a safety harness died after falling from the 13th floor of a hotel construction site in Praça de Ferreira do Amaral yesterday.

The Judiciary Police (PJ) identified the victim as a non-resident worker surnamed Yang. The case was classified as a construction site accident.

According to the PJ, Yang started work at the construction site yesterday at 8 am, tasked with installing steel panels on the 13th floor of the building. His workmates heard a loud thud at around 10 am and saw that he had fallen onto the building’s podium on the third floor. The construction site manager called the emergency services.

Firemen and paramedics attended the scene where they were unable to detect the victim’s heartbeat. Yang was taken to the Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre for emergency treatment where he was pronounced dead.

According to the PJ, Yang was not wearing a safety harness. 

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) announced yesterday that it had ordered the building contractor to suspend all onsite work carried out at a height.

It confirmed that the victim wasn’t wearing a safety harness, and said that bureau officials will assist the victim’s family members in filing a work accident claim.

DSAL officials have launched an investigation into the exact cause of yesterday’s accident, warning that those found responsible would be punished, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

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