A construction worker was fatally injured on Friday at the MGM Cotai building site (pictured), said the developer MGM China Holdings Ltd in a statement on Sunday.
“On March 6th (Friday), a worker was injured at the MGM Cotai construction site. Unfortunately the construction worker passed away while receiving treatment. MGM China Holdings Ltd and construction contractor extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to the worker and to his family,” the firm said.
It gave no details on the person’s age or the circumstances of the accident.
“The company has commenced an investigation into the incident and [is] also cooperating with the government’s independent investigation,” added MGM China.
The firm further stated, referring to itself and its construction contractor: “Site safety is of paramount importance to the companies and we will continuously strive to enhance occupational health and safety procedures to provide a safe work environment for all of our workers.”
In previous company announcements, the main contractor on MGM Cotai was referred to as China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd.
GGRAsia emailed MGM China on Sunday evening asking if any government bureau had ordered either a partial or full halt to construction work on the site pending the investigation into the accident. The company had not replied by the time this story went online.
In February, MGM China said the budget for MGM Cotai was HKD23 billion (US$3 billion), “excluding development fees eliminated in consolidation, capitalised interest and land related costs.”
A fatal accident on a neighbouring construction site at Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd’s City of Dreams Macau property on January 20 did not result in any delay, said Melco Crown.
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