Macau – A casino resort located on the Cotai strip, which is currently on phase 3 of developments; Galaxy Macau, has today announced that work has been halted on the property expansion following an accident yesterday that saw four people injured and three die.
The Macau government ordered the suspension of the works at Galaxy Macau after the deaths were confirmed from the incident that took place on Tuesday afternoon.
According to reports, the workers were from mainland China and were working in a lift shaft on the development when scaffolding collapsed.
Galaxy Macau is owned and operated by Galaxy Entertainment Group through its subsidiary, Galaxy Casino S.A.
Reportedly, Galaxy Entertainment has stated:
“Galaxy Entertainment would like to express our deepest regrets over the accident, and extend our most heartfelt sympathies to the workers and their family members.”
The company added:
“After the incident, Galaxy Entertainment has taken all necessary actions and fully cooperated with the authorities to carry out rescue work and investigation. Galaxy Entertainment has tasked the contractor to conduct a thorough review of all safety measures on the construction site and ensure all related rules and regulations are strictly abided by all relevant parties. Since the case is under police investigation, no further information can be provided at this stage.”
Before the suspension, the firm was looking to have phase 3 of its development completed within the first half of 2021, which includes 1,500 hotel rooms, casino gaming floor, a 16 thousand seater arena and large scale area for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.