Three workers have been killed and four more injured after scaffolding at the construction site of Galaxy Macau Phase 3 collapsed on Tuesday.
According to initial reports from the Labour Affairs Bureau, the scaffolding fell while the workers were clearing out trash from an elevator. All seven workers were trapped under the scaffolding.
Three workers were not breathing and had no pulse by the time rescuers arrived while the other four were suffering from various injuries.
All construction work on the site has been suspended until further notice and investigations are continuing.
In an emailed statement, Galaxy said, “Galaxy Entertainment would like to express our deepest regrets over the accident, and extend our most heartfelt sympathies to the workers and their family members.
“After the incident, Galaxy Entertainment has taken all necessary actions and fully cooperated with the authorities to carry out rescue work and investigation.
“Galaxy Entertainment has tasked the contractor to conduct a thorough review of all safety measures on the construction site and ensure all related rules and regulations are strictly abided by all relevant parties. Since the case is under police investigation, no further information can be provided at this stage.”