DCED expresses condolences over worker's death in accident relating to Wan Chai Development Phase II project

The Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Hon Chi-keung, expressed condolences over a worker who died in an industrial accident near Hung Hing Road, Wan Chai, today (October 29). Mr Hon also sent his deepest regards to the two injured workers in the accident. The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) has contacted the victims' families and will offer necessary assistance.

An accident occurred at around 4.10pm today, when the contractor of Wan Chai Development Phase II - Central - Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East was carrying out connection works for a sewage submarine outfall pipe.  The accident resulted in one fatality and two injuries.  One of the injured was sent to the Queen Mary Hospital while the other did not require hospital treatment.  

The CEDD expressed grave concern over the accident and is working with the Labour Department to investigate the cause.

Ends/Monday, October 29, 2012
Issued at HKT 21:49