Filipino worker dies when dismantling roller coaster in HK
The Great European Carnival has halted all work after the accident and offered assistance to the family
A 27-year-old worker from the Philippines fell to his death when he was helping to dismantle a roller coaster on the Central Harbourfront in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
The man, who had a work visa, fell from a six-meter high working platform that collapsed at 10am, Apple Daily reported, citing the police. He was certified dead at the hospital.
The roller coaster was one of the rides at the AIA Great European Carnival, a two-month event that ended on Sunday. The carnival suspended all work after the accident and said it would offer help to the worker’s family.
The Labor Department is investigating. Chow Luen-Kiu, president of the Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union, said in local newspapers that metal frames must be assembled and disassembled by qualified workers under the guidelines of an experienced technician.
A spokesman from the Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims said workers must wear safety belts when working on high platforms.