The Hong Kong authorities will examine why a big, heavy video monitor fell from the ceiling throughout a live performance by a preferred boy band at a government-managed venue, injuring two dancers, officers stated on Friday.
The accident occurred throughout a efficiency on Thursday evening by Mirror, a 12-member band within the Chinese language territory whose popularity has grown during the coronavirus pandemic. In video footage from the live performance on the Hong Kong Coliseum, viewers members scream after the monitor lands straight on one dancer, apparently putting his neck.
The South China Morning Post newspaper later reported that one of many two male dancers had suffered neck accidents and was in intensive care. It stated the opposite was in steady situation.
The Hong Kong authorities said in a brief statement early Friday that the Leisure and Cultural Providers Division, which manages the venue, had been requested to research the reason for the accident in coordination with officers from the Labor Division and different companies.
The assertion additionally stated that the federal government had contacted the live performance organizers on Wednesday — a day earlier than the accident — about “stage incidents up to now few days.” It didn’t elaborate.
John Lee, Hong Kong’s chief government, said in a separate statement that he had requested the leisure providers division and the secretary for tradition, sports activities and tourism to “evaluation the protection necessities of comparable efficiency actions.”
“I’m shocked by the incident,” Mr. Lee stated. “I specific sympathy to those that had been injured and hope that they’d get well quickly.”
On Tuesday, a member of Mirror, Frankie Chan Sui-fai, fell off the stage on the Hong Kong Coliseum throughout the second day of the band’s scheduled 12-day sequence of concert events, The South China Morning Post reported. He fell a couple of meter and was not severely harm, based on the report.
Makerville, the live performance organizer, apologized for the accident in an Instagram submit early Friday, including that Mirror’s remaining concert events on the venue can be canceled.
The coliseum opened in 1983, when Hong Kong was nonetheless a British territory, and seats about 12,500 individuals, based on the Leisure and Cultural Providers Division.