The construction accident that happened this week will delay the completion of the next phase of the Galaxy Macau. Currently, the casino is working on Phase 3 of the project. The project has been postponed many times because of the large size of the development. The delay will be a result of an investigation resulting from the collapse of scaffolding at the project that led to the death of three employees.
The massive integrated resort project in Macau has been developed by Galaxy Entertainment Group. After the recovery efforts made in the city following the appearance of the coronavirus in the area, things will get on track. Though, disaster struck yesterday when things were getting back to normal. No word was given on the severity of the four other construction workers who were injured.
Investigators are now trying to figure out what caused the framework to collapse. There has been a temporary suspension of all construction at the site as the investigation is being conducted. Currently, the only details made public is scaffolding which gave way as the construction workers were busy clearing trash from an elevator. Galaxy Entertainment said it would like to express its deepest regrets over the accident and extend their most heartfelt sympathies to the workers and their family members. The company has taken all necessary actions after the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities to carry out rescue work and investigation.
Galaxy Entertainment also stated that it had tasked the contractor to conduct a thorough review of all safety measures on the construction site and make sure all related rules and regulations are strictly abided by all relevant parties. Initially, phase 3 was expected to see the first part of construction completed by the end of last year but then pushed out to not even begin until early this year. Nonetheless, this accident will change the schedule in a significant way.
To help protect workers better, Macau began beefing up its construction regulations a few years ago. Macau Labor Affairs Bureau increased its oversight in 2015, after the death of four construction workers. During that time, Leo Lo, the secretary-general for the Macau Construction Association, told Reuters that the government didn’t have adequate certification for the workers. Even with improved regulations, accidents are still the major challenge. The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans suffered a colossal disaster by the end of last year when three people died, scores injured, and the entire site was ordered demolished.