Help Actually visited a work-related accident victim
On April 16, 2010, our volunteers visited Mr. Leung, who got injured in a work-related accident. During the visit, we learned more about how the accident happened. We also explained to him in what way he could claim his rights. After the visit, Help Actually volunteers followed up Mr Leung’s case and provided assistance necessary. Mr Leung, a fuel tanker operator, fell down to the ground from a high place when he was doing fuel filling to an excavator. After all the checks at hospital, Mr Leung has been diagnosed with some physicality problems in future, even a permanent sequelae. Leung’s case warned us that there is a high possibility to have accidents on a construction site. To prevent such tragedy from happening again, Help Actually hopes Government and some related departments can pay more attention to this issue by increasing security as well as the workers’ safety awareness.
Help Actually Ambassador of Love Miss Catherine Hung sent a check to the victim's family
On January 29, 2010, a 5-floor building suddenly collapsed due to its old age (built 55 years ago) in Ma Tau Wai Road, Hong Hum. TUNG Hing To, 20, unfortunately lost his life in the accident. After the tragedy, Newman Catholic College where Tong studied before held a moment of silence and a fund-raising event for Tung’s family. When Help Actually learned the news, our Chief Executive Miss Janice Cheung and Ambassador of Love Miss Catherine Hung went to the College with our volunteers and sent a cheque to the victim’s mother. We also called on continuous donations from alumnus to help the victims to start a brand-new life. Our Ambassador of Love Miss Catherine Hung said I was shocked by the news. When I knew Help actually had contacts with the mother of the youngest victim of the accident, I want to come to comfort and give the mother some support. We are hopeful that support from us can help Tong’s family. Tung’s mother was so weak after the accident that she could hardly answer any question from the press. We do hope Tong’s family can get out of the shadow soon.
Help Actually visited accident victims: Appeal to the Government with the Association for the blind
On March 13, 2009, our volunteers visited Mr. Li, visually impaired, who accidentally fell down from a platform Kowloon Bay MTR station. During the visit, we learned more about how the accident happened and the state of Mr Li’s injury. We also explained to him in what way he could claim his rights. After the visit, Help Actually volunteers followed up Mr Li’s case and provided assistance of necessary. Mr Li, 48-year-old, was a masseur. When he was at a younger age, he had glaucoma which led to a loss of 90% of eyesight. The accident happened around 1 pm on March 4, 2009. Mr. Li was to get off the train and change to another line. Due to his weak eyesight, Mr Li could only get directions with a walking stick. Mr Li was trying to find the elevator after he got off the train, however, he didn’t get any help from working staff at the station. In addition of that, there are no screen doors at the station, so that Mr Li took a wrong way and unfortunately fell down to the railway. Thankfully, there were no trains pulling into the platforms at that moment, and luckily two by-standers pulled him away. Mr Li only hurt his muscles and slightly injured. And after checking up in the hospital, he wasn’t suffering from too much impact.