Fatal work accident on new MP building

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An accident yesterday morning at the construction site of the new facilities for the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has resulted in the death of one worker and the injury of three others. The government has ordered the cessation of the works, and that the contractor submit a detailed report of its investigation into the incident. During the suspension period, the contractor ‘cannot execute any work projects’, according to a release from the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).
The fatally injured worker was about 40 years old and came from the Mainland, local broadcaster TDM news reported. The accident occurred on Avenida Rodrigo Rodrigues nearby the Macao Polytechnic Institute at about 10 o’clock yesterday morning. The workers were hit by a piece of steel weighing approximately 6 tonnes and measuring 6 metres in length, resulting primarily in head injuries, the broadcaster reports.