Airport worker dies after container accident

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A 53-year-old worker died last night after being crushed by a cargo container at Chek Lap Kok Airport last night.

The man, surnamed Cheung, was rushed to North Lantau Hospital after being caught between an air cargo container and a steel door while working at the HACTL SuperTerminal 1 air freight centre.

Medical staff certified him dead just before 1am, HK01 reported. Police classified the incident as industrial accident.

Separately, a security guard found a man passed out in a toilet, also at Super Terminal 1, at 3am. Paramedics called to the scene confirmed he was deceased.

The man, about 50 years old, the owner of a logistics company, had earlier complained to colleagues of chest pain. There were no suspicious circumstances.

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