Filipino Worker Falls To His Death in HK Industrial Accident

A Filipino man fell to his death while dismantling one of the carnival rides in Hong Kong.

The identity of the man was confirmed by the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong. Danilo Baldon of the Consulate’s Assistance to Nationals Section accompanied the brother of the 27-year-old man, surnamed Padilla, to the Victoria Mortuary on Thursday.

The AIA Great European Carnival is a carnival ride attraction in Central, Hong Kong which features rides, games and attractions.

According to the brother, who arrived from Abu Dhabi, the worker arrived in Hng Kong in December and was on a three-month working contract. The victim’s brother-in-law was also among the workers dismantling the AIA Carnival in Central.

One of the rides at the AIA Great European Carnival in Hong Kong.

“The police declared in their report that the cause of death was industrial accident,” he said, adding that the accident happened at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Baldon added that the worker’s family will be receiving assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration as the victim was duly registered in Manila.



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