Mainland tourists were killed by windows in Hong Kong. Authorities investigated the bail of arrested cleaners

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 Mainland tourists were killed by windows in Hong Kong. Authorities investigated the bail of arrested cleaners


The police checked the aluminium frame. Photo Source: Hong Kong Ming Pao / Photographed by Lin Zhijie

The arrested cleaner was released on bail

According to the Hong Kong Housing Department, the investigation is still ongoing, but a survey order has been issued to the owners of Meihua Hotel in accordance with the Building Ordinance, which limits the other party to entrust qualified personnel within one month to inspect all windows of the hotel and submit a report. If any windows are found to be defective, suggestions on how to remedy and repair them should be made to ensure safety.

As for the arrested cleaning women, they were released on bail on 22nd and reported to the police in early February.

In response to inquiries, Meihua Hotel indicated that it had received instructions from the Housing Department and would cooperate fully with the requests. It was also making efforts to contact the families of the deceased to provide assistance. The spokesman continued that the cleaner involved was on vacation and the hotel would hire a lawyer for her if she had to face criminal charges in the future.

At the scene of the accident at the Meihua Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, the room windows with aluminum windows on the 16th floor were temporarily enclosed with boards.

Ms. Chen, who traveled through the hotel on Kainathan Road, was very sad about the incident. She believed that both the deceased and the cleaning women were very unfortunate. The SAR government should face up to the problem and strengthen supervision. She also pointed out that in the future, she would go shopping under the eaves as far as possible.

The Association of Hotel and Restaurant Workers issued a statement on the 22nd, deeply saddened by the incident, looking forward to the family members of the deceased take care and the wounded recover as soon as possible.

The statement also refers to hotel cleaners involved or facing criminal prosecution, which is considered quite unreasonable. At that time, the hotel employee only performed the duty of cleaning windows, and assumed that the employer would provide her with a safe and appropriate workspace. She was sure that she would never have expected to commit a crime for cleaning windows.

Trade unions: the responsibility of cleaners is unreasonable

The Association believes that the staff of all departments in the hotel are professional within their professional scope, and the responsibility for this incident can not be shifted to the staff involved. It recommended that the police should investigate the truth as soon as possible and that employers should provide legal advice and appropriate assistance to the employees involved. In addition, employers should provide supervision, training and guidance if employees need to deal with matters outside the scope of their profession. A 39-year-old Nepalese cleaning woman opened an aluminum window in a room on the 16th floor of the Meihua Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui at 10 a.m. on the 21st, when she opened it, it suddenly fell and hit a mainland woman traveling to Hong Kong and a boyfriend of her colleagues. The woman suffered a severe head injury and was sent to hospital until noon. Police arrested the cleaning woman on suspicion of allowing objects to fall from a height. Source: He Yufang_NN5632, Responsible Editor of CNN

The Association believes that the staff of all departments in the hotel are professional within their professional scope, and the responsibility for this incident can not be shifted to the staff involved. It recommended that the police should investigate the truth as soon as possible and that employers should provide legal advice and appropriate assistance to the employees involved.

In addition, employers should provide supervision, training and guidance if employees need to deal with matters outside the scope of their profession.

A 39-year-old Nepalese cleaning woman opened an aluminum window in a room on the 16th floor of the Meihua Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui at 10 a.m. on the 21st, when she opened it, it suddenly fell and hit a mainland woman traveling to Hong Kong and a boyfriend of her colleagues.

The woman suffered a severe head injury and was sent to hospital until noon. Police arrested the cleaning woman on suspicion of allowing objects to fall from a height.