Police have arrested the driver of a bus tow truck after a woman was killed at a Bravo Bus Chai Wan depot yesterday evening.
Ms Wong, 66, was working for Bravo’s cleaning contractor Pollution & Protection Services at the multi-storey maintenance depot in Chai Wan at 6pm when the Bravo tow truck driver, Mr Tang, 61, knocked her down.
Sustaining multiple injuries, Wong was rushed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, unconscious. Medics declared her dead less than half an hour after the crash.
The driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for further enquiries.
“We are deeply saddened by the demise of an operative from our cleaning service contractor Pollution and Protection Services Limited at our Chong Fu Depot in Chai Wan yesterday (2nd November) at approximately 1800hrs, following an incident with a moving vehicle. We offer our deepest condolences to her extended family and colleagues and will work closely in conjunction with the Hong Kong Police Force to conduct an investigation into the matter,” said a Bravo spokeswoman.
The Labour Department (LD) has classed the incident as a “fatal work accident”.
An LD spokesperson said, “We commenced immediate on-site investigation as soon as we were notified of the accident and will issue suspension notices to the employer and occupier of premises to suspend the cleaning work in the driveway. The employer and occupier of premises cannot resume the work until the LD is satisfied that measures to abate the relevant risks have been taken.”