Date
21 October 2018
The Langham Place mall saw a work-related accident on Monday, involving a 36-year-old man. Photo: HKEJ
The Langham Place mall saw a work-related accident on Monday, involving a 36-year-old man. Photo: HKEJ

Worker in critical condition after freak accident at mall

A 36-year-old man is in critical condition in a hospital after a work-related accident at the Langham Place mall in Mong Kok on Monday.

The man, along with three workers, was moving a wooden plank to a lower floor when the object bumped into the ceiling and came down crashing on his head. 

The accident happened as the workers were carrying the plank, which measured 2.6 meters by 2.3 meters, down on an escalator, which subsequently stopped.

Trapped between the escalator and the plank, the worker suffered heavy injuries in the head and passed out. He was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

According to a spokesperson for Langham Place, the workers were employed by a shop located on the B1 floor for a remodeling project.

They were moving the plank to the shop when the freak accident took place.

The spokesperson claimed that the workers were supposed to use designated cargo lift to move large objects, but were apparently not following the rules at the time.

The workers are believed to have taken a short cut and used the escalator to move the large plank.

The incident is being investigated by the Labour Department.

KN/RC

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