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  1. Collapse of scaffolding kills worker

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan One man died and three were injured last night when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Kwai Chung. The accident happened just before 7pm at the Stonecutters Bridge ... collapsed. While most of the workers managed to escape in time, four fell to the ground. They were rescued by Fire Services officers and taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where a 49-year-old man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498265/collapse-scaffolding-kills-worker
  2. Operator hurled to his death after giant crane collapses

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... when a 60-metre crane collapsed at the Tsing Ma Bridge site on Tsing Yi Island in 1993. A man was killed in an accident the next year in Tsuen Wan. ... Clifford Lo A giant crane collapsed on a building site in Kwai Chung yesterday, hurling its operator to his death. Last night the cause of the accident remained a mystery. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507450/operator-hurled-his-death-after-giant-crane-collapses
  3. Minister 'bridge' for flat owners

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Patrick Ho Chi-ping said the government would act as a bridge between the owners and people who wanted to help them. The owners lost a court bid this week to stop them having to liquidate assets to pay the bill, the result of the collapse of an illegal fish tank and canopy at a restaurant in Albert House, Aberdeen, which killed one person and injured eight in 1994. 'We believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485405/minister-bridge-flat-owners
  4. Killer collapse

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lillian Yang Firemen and rescue workers scour the ruins of a collapsed three-storey hostel for migrant workers in Shanghai yesterday. The building was being remodelled when the collapse occurred, killing four men. One other worker is missing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515109/killer-collapse
  5. Standoff threatens WTO talks' collapse

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir Poor baulk at opening services markets- the key goal of developed economies A deal on services is in danger of crumbling at this week's WTO summit, stoking some ministers' fears the talks will collapse, as they did two years ago in Mexico. Yesterday, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries baulked at a draft ministerial text that sets out how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/529523
  6. Cabbie fails to stop man jumping to his death

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A taxi driver promised to sell his car and give the money to his suicidal passenger- a cancer patient- in a vain attempt to stop him jumping from Tsing Ma Bridge yesterday. His efforts failed when the man flung himself off the bridge just before dawn as driver Ng Chi-lung was calling the passenger's wife. Police said the driver picked up Yeung Ping-yuk, 53, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496549/cabbie-fails-stop-man-jumping-his-death
  7. 1950s-built dams in danger of collapsing

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu Nearly 40 per cent of China's dams are in danger of collapsing if the wet weather continues and urgent maintenance is not carried out, an expert has warned. Shen Zhenzhong, ... Ministry of Water Resources study found that of the mainland's 84,000 dams used to generate electricity and irrigate farms, nearly 40 per cent had safety risks. About 3,500 dams had collapsed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506550/1950s-built-dams-danger-collapsing
  8. Cover-up collapses

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter An eerie silence has descended over the Qifenggouxi coal mine near Xian, Shaanxi province, and the entrance to the pit remains locked up after 12 miners were killed in an explosion. The accident occurred last Thursday, but was covered up fo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517253/cover-collapses
  9. Government collapse

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Torrential rain and wind proved too much for this banyan tree, which collapsed last night outside the Central Government Offices in Lower Albert Road, Central. The tree, 15 metres tall and with a trunk 1.7 metres across, fell close to the West Wing offices at the government's headquarters, blocking a path the width of two cars and damaging about 8 metres of railing and a lamp post. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512870/government-collapse
  10. Taxi driver collapses at tunnel exit

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A taxi driver with a history of kidney illness collapsed- and later died- while driving a female passenger from Ma On Shan to Taikoo Shing yesterday. Tse Wai-man, 46, a father ... that his wife is a new immigrant from the mainland. In another incident yesterday, Lau Shing-keung, 39, collapsed as a Citibus in which he was travelling reached Des Voeux Road Central at about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508183/taxi-driver-collapses-tunnel-exit

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