- An overseas Filipino worker fell to his death in Hong Kong
- The victim was dismantling a roller coaster ride at a carnival when the accident happened
- After falling, he was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival
A Filipino worker fell to his death while dismantling a carnival ride in Hong Kong on Wednesday, February 15.
Vice Consul Alex Vallespin of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, China identified the Filipino worker as 27-year-old Norman Canlas Padilla.
“Kahapon, nalaglag siya habang nagdi-dismantle ng isa sa mga rides dun sa carnival. Ni-report sa amin ng police, na-receive namin ‘yung report kahapon, February 15,” GMA quoted Vallespin as saying.
[Yesterday he fell while dismantling one of the rides at the carnival. It was reported to us by the police. We received the report yesterday.]
As per the EJInsight, Padilla was dismantling a roller coaster around 10 a.m. at the AIA Great European Carnival in Hong Kong’s New Central Harbourfront when a six-meter-high platform collapsed. His head hit the ground when he fell, rendering him unconscious. He was rushed to a hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The spokesman for the carnival company said they have been cooperating with the police investigation and that they have contacted the victim’s family. Padilla’s brother flew in from the Middle East to identify his body.
The police said the initial investigation showed that what happened was an accident as there was no sign of foul play.