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  1. Cost cuts may have caused fall

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The high cost of repairing the wall of an old building in Tsim Sha Tsui may have led to an accident in which a policeman was injured by a 1kg lump of falling concrete on Thursday, a building representative said yesterday. The 26-year-old policeman suffered head injuries after being hit by a chunk of concrete the size of a fist outside Hankow Apartments at 43-49 ...

  2. Five diners hurt as concrete ledge falls

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Five diners escaped serious injury when they were hit by falling concrete outside a food outlet in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday. The five women were sitting at a table waiting for food outside the shop in Kim Shin Lane when part of a two-metre-long concrete ledge outside the top-floor flat of an eight-storey 48-year-old residential block tumbled down at about 1.30pm. ...

  3. 18 years of planning with little concrete to show for it

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's efforts to crack down on lax building maintenance stretch back at least 18 years: 1985 Home Affairs Department's district building management liaison teams start helping owners to form owners' corporations 1993 Building Man ...

  4. Stream works were sanctioned

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair The developer behind the concreting of two streams in Sai Kung has defended his actions- and the government has admitted the works were carried out with its approval. Siu ... that the work had mostly been carried out on government land. Mr Siu said the concreting was carried out last week as a safety measure in order to prevent flooding. But residents said they could ...

  5. An exercise in misguided logic

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from. Invariably and increasingly so, though, the countryside trails are in some places becoming an extension of Hong Kong's urban areas. Grass, dirt and rough stone paths are concreted ... Kong's trails. Concrete and steel are no insurance policy against mishaps. Common sense guides people when hiking, just as it does in taking to our narrow footpaths, navigating crowded shopping ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of concrete fall from three buildings Concrete fell from three buildings in North Point and Wan Chai. A concrete slab fell from an outer wall of a building in Upper Kai Yuen Lane, North Point, at 1.30pm, while another piece fell from a building in King's Road at 3.30pm. A concrete slab fell from a seventh-floor balcony and landed on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai at about 2.45pm. Water ...

  7. Building up knowledge

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Crushing lumps of reinforced concrete may not be everyone's idea of high-level research in the ivory towers of academe- but that is exactly what PhD student Simon Wong Ho-fai (pictured) is doing. He also spends a lot of time making moulds, casting chunks of concrete and fixing steel reinforcements to them as test specimens. The 27-year-old researcher's ...

  8. HK teenager dies in roof collapse

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A Hong Kong teenager was killed and a mainland girl wounded when a concrete roof at a shopping mall in Changping, Guangdong, collapsed and fell on them yesterday. Hong Kong ... The 11-year-old wounded girl, a mainlander surnamed Mo, from Qiaotou town, was in 'good' condition last night with minor injuries. Beams supporting a shelter made from concrete and bricks, ...

  9. City's secret weapon in landslide prevention

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... countries today. The system includes a landslip warning system, the use of soil nails to stabilise slopes, concrete barriers for natural ones and the constant upgrading of man-made inclines- ... to learn from the city's expertise in stabilising what is inherently an unstable terrain. 'The dramatic drop in fatalities is concrete evidence of the GEO working- and that's ...

  10. One killed in railway bridge collapse

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan At least one worker died and more than 10 were injured after one pier of an unfinished railway bridge connecting the cities of Maoming and Zhanjiang in Guangdong collapsed yesterday. A picture posted on the Online Maoming website showed a concrete mould of a bridge pier had collapsed; several workers could be seen digging amid the wreckage. The China News Service said ...




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