Friday, May 26, 2017

Another Pinay falls to death while cleaning window in HK

A Filipina fell to her death while cleaning the window of her seventh-floor flat in Hong Kong, according to a report on EJ Insight.
Citing Chinese language sites and Headline Daily, the report stated that the Filipina, 30, was found on a second-floor balcony after falling from her flat in the Mong Kok district.
Her Pakistani partner called the police after learning of her accident. She was pronounced dead at the Kwong Wah Hospital after efforts to resuscitate her failed, according to a South China Morning Post report.
The reports said police found no signs of foul play in their initial investigation, and classified the incident as an accident.
No reason has been given on why the woman, said to posses a temporary ID or form of recognizance while living with her boyfriend, was cleaning the windows of her flat in a way that would've caused her to fall.
The Philippines and Hong Kong have agreed on a window cleaning ban after several Filipino domestic helpers fell while cleaning the exterior of their employer's flat in high-rise buildings.
While contracts signed on or before December 31, 2016 were not affected by the ban, the order mandates employers or a representative to supervise the helper at all times and have window grilles installed during the cleaning process.
The SCMP noted that at least 11 people, including a Filipina and Indonesian domestic helpers, have accidentally fallen while cleaning windows or carrying out renovation work from high-rise buildings since 2015. Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News

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