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  1. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Lift contractors dispute zero score in performance ratings

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of the performance rating system say that their marks were lost on minor breaches which have no impact at all on lift safety. "We have no problem safety-wise," said a spokesman for Techfaith Engineering, which was ranked last among 35 contractors on the Contracts' Performance Rating list. We have no problem safety-wise According to the Electrical and Mechanical Service ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Taken for granted, lift safety needs attention

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Overlooked lifts need attention Lifts are indispensable to a city such as ours, crowded with high-rise buildings. When we step into a lift- whether in an office tower, a residential block, or shopping mall- we move up and down within seconds, usually without any safety problems. The accident in which a lift carrying seven people plunged down an old building in North ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    New committee set up to look into lift safety

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei and Ng Kang-chung Committee set up to look into lift safety A new advisory body will be set up to look into improving lift safety, the Secretary for Development has announced. Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" ...

  4. Lift users' lives being put at risk, says union

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun and Amy Nip Safety concerns after elevator plunge at estate People's lives are being put at risk because of fierce competition within the lift industry and insufficient ... as 'a very rare case', has raised huge concerns over the safety of the 57,000 lifts and 7,000 escalators used across the city. The Hong Kong General Union of Lift and Escalator Employees ...

  5. Rusty pulley led to 14-floor lift plunge

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the shaft in Shin Nga House, Fu Shin Estate, Tai Po. The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department has launched a further investigation under the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance into why ... to step up checks and publicity on lift safety, as well as tighten the existing codes of practice. The empty lift had ascended to the 14th floor, 55 seconds after taking a passenger from the 17th ...

  6. ICC manager asked to explain lift plunge in power dip

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... of gravity,' he said. Tse King-wa, chairman of the Hong Kong General Union of Lift and Escalator Employees, said if there had been any problem with the lifts' safety, they 'would not have ... electricity supplies to the ICC on Thursday, triggering lift safety systems. That made them slow down, and passengers in its high-speed lifts might have felt uncomfortable. But the drop in voltage ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR steps up escalator safety campaign

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Passengers advised to follow the rules or risk a painful commute MTR steps up escalator safety campaign While MTR station escalators may seem benign, accidents can and do happen when passengers fail to pay attention or follow simple safety procedures. The MTR Corporation recorded 435 escalator accidents in the first half of this year. ...

  8. Safety lapses highlighted in lift tragedy

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The collapse of a work platform in a lift shaft that killed six workers at the International Commerce Centre could have been prevented if the contractor had provided safety training and supervision, an inquest heard. Tsoi Wai-shing, a Labour Department occupational safety officer, said managers of Sanfield Building Contractors, who inspected the site before ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:29pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Some 100 people evacuated and 13 lift passengers briefly trapped during lunchtime incident About 100 people were evacuated from the Wan Chai Tower at 1pm today after a fire broke out in a rooftop lift machine room of the 27-floor building. Nobody was injured in the incident although some 13 people were briefly trapped in a lift as firefighters ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... province can finally go home to her family today, as the quarantine that sealed off parts of the city where she stayed for eight days after a man had died from pneumonic plague was lifted ... of its villages about 25km from Yumen, where the victim lived and was infected, as well as a nearby pasture. With no further cases reported, Yumen officials lifted the quarantine in all areas, ...




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