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Macau construction worker dies in lift accident

A mainland worker was killed in an accident at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel construction site in Taipa on Thursday. According to a Judiciary Police (PJ) report, the victim was a 40-year-old mainlander who worked on the fifth floor of a building on the site. He fell down the lift shaft after failing to notice the […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:50 am

A mainland worker was killed in an accident at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel construction site in Taipa on Thursday. According to a Judiciary Police (PJ) report, the victim was a 40-year-old mainlander who worked on the fifth floor of a building on the site. He fell down the lift shaft after failing to notice the lift car was not in place. The lift operator then panicked and lost control of the lift, causing it to plummet onto the victim below. The victim was taken to the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre, but pronounced dead after medical staff failed to resuscitate him.

Since the start of the year, there have been many accidents on construction sites, many of them casino resort projects. So far this month, there have been three deaths due to the construction site accidents, the latest being Thursday.

Meanwhile, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said in a statement on Thursday that the bureau should improve constructions sites’ safety conditions. Leong, a prominent businessman before taking up his post in December, said he was “very concerned” about the work safety situation on local construction sites. (macaunews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:50 am

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