A government inquiry into the MIRROR concert accident concluded that the organizers breached the rental terms for renting the Hong Kong Coliseum.
The fall of the giant LED screen during the July 28 concert injured two dancers, including Mo Li, who remains hospitalized with a spinal injury.
Announcing highlights of the months-long investigation on Friday, Culture Minister Kevin Yeung said it was clear the venue’s renter had breached terms by providing inaccurate information about the weight of the venue. the dropped screen, as well as failing to ensure its safety and stability.
He stressed that the government will take things seriously and prosecute offenders according to law.
Authorities have issued several recommendations, including requiring event organizers to hire qualified professionals to check the weight of facilities, as well as to ensure that mobile devices pass load tests.
They also offered to bring in third-party auditors to perform additional inspections.
“We will explore the possibility of having an independent audit on a selective basis. We are creating additional verification to ensure that all work is fully adhered to,” Yeung said, adding that officials will discuss this further with the trade beforehand. Implementation.
Meanwhile, Labor Secretary Chris Sun said the dancers injured in the case were employees of an unnamed dance company.
He alleged the company failed to insure staff and report injuries in a timely manner, adding that the Department of Labor will decide whether to pursue prosecution after consulting with the Department of Justice.
The organizers of the MIRROR concert, MakerVille and Music Nation, said they would continue to cooperate with police and the government and would seek legal advice in the matter.
They added that they fully support the government’s recommendations on ways to improve industry standards.
Last Updated: 2022-11-11 HKT 22:13