MIRROR concert tragedy investigation complete, organizers at fault

A government probe into the MIRROR concert accident has ended with the conclusion that organizers had violated leasing terms for hiring the Hong Kong Coliseum.

The fall of the A giant LED screen fell at the concert on July 28 injured two dancers, including Mo Li, who remains in hospital due to a spinal injury.

Announcing the highlights of the months-long probe on Friday, culture minister Kevin Yeung said it's clear that the venue hirer had violated terms by allegedly providing inaccurate information about the weight of the fallen screen and not ensuring its safety and stability.

He stressed that the government would take matters seriously and prosecute offenders according to the law.

Authorities made several recommendations, including requiring event organizers to hire qualified professionals to verify the installations' weight and ensure mobile devices pass loading tests.

They also proposed bringing in third-party auditors to conduct additional inspections.

"We will study the feasibility of having an independent audit on a selective basis. We're creating an extra checking to ensure all the works are fully complied with," Yeung said, adding that officials will further discuss this with the trade before implementation.

Meanwhile, labor minister Chris Sun said the dancers injured in the case are employees of an unnamed dancing company.

He alleged that the firm has failed to ensure staff and report the injuries promptly, adding that the Labour Department will decide whether to press ahead with prosecution after consulting the Department of Justice.

Organizers of the MIRROR concert, MakerVille and Music Nation, said they will continue to cooperate with the police and the government and seek legal advice on the matter.

They added that they fully support the government's recommendations for improving industry standards.