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  1. Langham cinema gets fire inspection, and court date

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Fire services inspectors will check the UA Langham cinema in Mongkok today, which has failed to meet fire and building safety rules while operating without a licence. The Food ... had not submitted documents on the ventilation system and seat material. 'We are still waiting for the operator to submit their report on ventilation, and then we will inspect the system ...

  2. Old districts' buildings 'fail basic safety codes'

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... bells. In parallel with these requirements, 9,000 buildings are to be inspected over 10 years. But according to the Fire Services' figures cited by the party, the department had only managed to inspect 643 buildings since the law came into force. The party said it would be impossible to meet the 10-year target at that rate. It said the government should take quick action ...

  3. Mong Kok building's fire equipment 'failed'

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... condition in four hospitals yesterday. The others had been discharged. The Fire Services Department said it was checking when it last inspected the building and whether any violations of fire regulations had been found. But one resident Leung Chuen-hak, 67, said the building was renovated last year and its fire facilities passed an inspection in May. Detectives from the Kowloon West ...

  4. Killer fire exposes buildings hazard

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Olga Wong

    ... dies in disasters. We need more comprehensive inspection of these buildings, and redevelopment in the long run.' Cheung Kok-pun, a University of Hong Kong professor studying fire safety ... Olga Wong, Joshua But and Austin Chiu The blaze that killed a fireman on Monday exposed a hazard in old industrial buildings where vacant units have been illegally divided and let for art, ...

  5. Building's fire risk cited before fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... blaze. The Fire Services Department said the building in Mong Kok was last inspected on June 3. A fire hazard abatement notice was issued to the incorporated owners committee after officers found ... the inspection. 'With the notice, work must be done to improve the fire safety facilities specified by our department within a reasonable time, or else we may take the case to the court,' ...

  6. Blaze revives fears about lack of sprinklers in pre-1973 buildings

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Amy Nip

    ... decided not to reopen the centre. After inspection, the Housing Department declared the building structurally safe but did not say when it would be reopened. According to the land registry, ... Amy Nip and Adrian Wan A fire at a Kwun Tong industrial building has raised concerns about the speed of a review of fire safety in old buildings. A fireman was injured fighting the blaze, ...

  7. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... the release of toxic substances which can damage our nervous system. Besides, building incinerators could have an adverse impact on our economy. Surveys have shown that property values near incinerators tend to be much lower than in other areas. Because of these reasons, many people are opposed to the building of incinerators in their neighbourhood. There are other solutions that do ...

  8. 4 clubs caught in fire-safety blitz

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Four karaoke nightclubs in old buildings have been prosecuted for lacking operating permits, the government has said. The clubs were caught in a safety inspection held following ... built before 1987. The inspections by a taskforce from the fire services, home affairs, environmental hygiene and buildings departments were continuing. 'The officers will complete ...

  9. Watchdog slams fire services for lax enforcement

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The Office of the Ombudsman has criticised the Fire Services Department for inefficient management and failing to inspect premises where serious deficiencies in fire equipment have been reported. He also criticised it for a very low rate of surprise checks on premises. The department inspected an average of only six out of 10 premises reported to have defective fire ...

  10. Man inspecting fire extinguisher dies when metal head blows off

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A man inspecting a gas cylinder used for fighting fires in Lam Tin was killed early yesterday when the metal head of the cylinder blew off, and a colleague suffered leg ... substation near the Kowloon exit of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel for inspection. Merito Technical Services is contracted by the MTR Corporation to conduct regular inspections and maintenance on its ...




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