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Work Safety Alert (Text Version)

You can browse the relevant Work Safety Alert by clicking on the individual item in the table below.  


Accident at Work

December 2018

Fall from Height while Dismantling a Truss-out Bamboo scaffold

December 2018

Knocked over by a Lorry

November 2018

Fall from Roof

October 2018

Fall from Receptacle Cage Top of a Material Hoist

September 2018

Drowning in Mangrove Swamp

September 2018

Suspected Electric Shock while Conducting Pipe Cutting Work

September 2018

Fall through a floor opening

August 2018

Fall from a wooden ladder

August 2018

Fall from Lorry

July 2018

Fall from a Bamboo Scaffold inside a Lift Shaft

July 2018

Fall from Truck-mounted Crane

June 2018

Trapped to Death by a Loader under Repair

May 2018

Fall from Upper Roof

April 2018

Fall from a Bamboo Scaffold

April 2018

Fall from Height while Installing Metal Claddings on Roof

April 2018

Struck by Toppled Metal Frame of a Reverse Circulation Drilling System

March 2018

Fall from Height While Erecting a Bamboo Scaffold

March 2018

Collapse of a Derrick Crane

March 2018

Trapped between a Cargo and a Metal Sliding Door

February 2018

Trapped by a Lift Car

January 2018

Fall from Height while Installing Glass Panel at Skylight





This Work Safety Alert ("the Alert") is issued at the earliest possible opportunity after a serious accident with a view to drawing the attention of interested parties to the general safety precautionary measures necessary to protect people engaging in similar work activities. The material contained in the Alert constitutes general guidance only. It does not reduce, limit, or replace, any legal obligations upon any person to comply with any statutory duties under relevant legislation. Users such as Managers and Supervisors should make their own evaluation of the information contained in the Alert to determine if it can be applied to their own situations and practices. The Labour Department does NOT accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage resulting from the use of or failure to use of the information on the Alert.