Date
25 September 2018
An air-conditioning mechanic fell about 4 meters from a ladder inside a hair salon in Citywalk in Tsuen Wan on Monday night. He remains in a critical condition after receiving two brain surgeries. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News
An air-conditioning mechanic fell about 4 meters from a ladder inside a hair salon in Citywalk in Tsuen Wan on Monday night. He remains in a critical condition after receiving two brain surgeries. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News

Man undergoes two brain surgeries after falling from ladder

An air-conditioning mechanic who fell from a ladder has regained consciousness but remained in critical condition after undergoing two brain surgeries.

The man, 47, fell about 4 meters from a ladder while doing repair work on air-conditioners at a hair salon at Citywalk shopping mall in Tsuen Wan at around 10 p.m. on Monday, hk01.com reports.

co-worker found him lying unconscious on the ground and called the police.

Responding paramedics rushed him to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he underwent a brain surgery.

A second operation was performed on him on Tuesday, and his condition stabilized the following day, although he remained in critical condition, family members quoted a doctor as saying.

Police investigators said they did not find anything suspicious and the incident was most likely an industrial accident. The Labour Department also sent staff to the scene to determine what caused the incident.

According to relatives, the mechanic was living with his 90-year-old mother.

The Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims expressed its concern over the incident and asked the Labour Department to conduct a thorough investigation.

If any violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance is discovered, prosecution should be launched, the association said.

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