Filipino worker in Macau dies in tragic work accident at posh hotel

A 51-year-old Filipino worker in Macau was found dead in what is believed to be a tragic work accident at the Wynn Hotel, local media has reported.

Reports in Macau indicate that the worker, identified only by his surname Bautista, was found dead after his head was believed to have been crushed by a gear chain belt while conducting a routine elevator inspection yesterday at 7am.

A preliminary report from authorities showed that the victim had been at the elevator of the pit on the second-level basement when the accident occurred, while his colleague was on the floor above him.

They had been operating the elevator as part of the inspection when the victim’s colleague heard a loud noise and immediately stopped the machine.

The colleague called Bautista on his walkie-talkie several times but heard no response. He proceeded to the floor where the victim was and found him dead.

Gaming operator Wynn Macau has confirmed the incident and said they were cooperating with authorities on the incident.

“We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to our colleague’s family, and we will extend our full support to them during this very difficult time,” it told Macau Daily Times.

Meanwhile, Macau’s Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has required Wynn Macau to submit an accident investigation report, and said it will continue to investigate the accident.

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