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  1. Boss questioned over fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A manager at an electroplating factory where a fire broke out and killed a fireman two years ago did not know whether the factory's sprinklers were inspected regularly. Vast Tech Limited operations manager Chan Tak-san told the Coroner's Court yesterday that he was not sure whether an inspector checked the sprinklers annually or whether anyone had inspected ...

  2. Fireman, worker tell inquest sprinklers failed at fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A fire station officer and a worker at the scene of a class-three blaze that engulfed a Tsuen Wan electroplating plant and killed a fireman in 2007 saw no sprinkler systems ... he learned that the ceiling was covered in glass wool [a fire-resistant, thermal insulation material] and that the blaze burned part of it. Wong was a healthy man who exercised regularly ...

  3. Blame for ecological disaster is laid at Pakistan's door

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Asia's worst oil disaster occurred near Singapore in October 1997, when the Cyprus-registered Evoikos collided with the Thai supertanker Orapin Global, spilling 28,000 tonnes of heavy crude oil. ... they didn't fly is an indication that the amount of oil leaking is slowing.' But he and environmentalists warned the disaster was far from over and that changing weather could wash oil onto ...

  4. cab chat

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... cursed in terms of other things. I think the biggest threat after typhoons is Tung Chee-hwa. The man-made disasters we have to deal with are horrible. I think he does not want to work at all. ... with Agnes Lam Shum Sing-hoi, 50, says Hong Kong is blessed when it comes to natural disasters, but not so blessed in terms of governance; From Quarry Bay to Tuen Mun Fare: $338 I felt ...

  5. Hotel fire victims forced to leap to their deaths

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

    ... and rechecked.' He vowed to set up an investigation team to immediately look into the accident and assign responsibility for the disaster. The State Administration of Work Safety, the national ...

  6. Safety chief faces probe after blast

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The new leadership has made improving mine safety a priority. In a meeting with regional officials last week, Mr Wen said he would take personal responsibility for the Fuxin disaster and pledged ... Ray Cheung Liaoning's vice-governor suspended in wake of mine disaster A vice-governor of Liaoning province has been suspended from duty in the aftermath of this month's mine ...

  7. The wave from nowhere

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 15,000 people died in Hong Kong's 'tsunami' of 1937. The most chilling aspect is that every typhoon approaching the region carries the seeds of a repeat disaster ... against windows 27 metres above ground. In an age when natural disasters were an almost annual occurrence in Hong Kong, this was a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions- a night when the forces ...

  8. Storm and pilot error caused crash: inquiry

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry China Airlines blasts findings on 1999 Chek Lap Kok accident A deadly combination of bad weather and pilot error was responsible for the fatal 1999 crash of a China Airlines jet as it landed in Hong Kong in a typhoon, a public inquiry has foun ...

  9. 40-hour battle to end Lantau fire

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The blaze posed a threat to residents in Discovery Bay Raging hill fires on Lantau Island that at one point threatened residents in Discovery Bay were finally put out at 4am yesterday after a 40-hour battle. The fire had covered an area of m ...

  10. Lightning bolt sets beams alight

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A lightning strike started a fire at a Yuen Long storage yard yesterday, setting dozens of long wooden beams alight 'like candles'. The blaze broke out at the Tung Tau Wai San Tsuen facility off Wang Lok Street in Wang Chau just befo ...




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