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Sha Tin worker killed as towel wrapped around his neck gets caught in grinding machine

Sha Tin worker killed as towel wrapped around his neck gets caught in grinding machine

A fatal accident in Sha Tin on Thursday saw a 75-year-old male construction worker killed after the towel he wrapped around his neck was caught in a grinding machine.
Police said the worker was working alone inside a residential flat at Wah Shing House of Fung Shing Court on Thursday when the accident happened.

The force suspected that the 75-year-old was suffocated to death after a towel he wrapped around his neck as a face cover was accidentally caught in a handheld grinding machine.

The case has been classified as an industrial accident, with the cause of death pending an autopsy examination.
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