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  1. Fire engine damaged

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A fire engine rushing to the scene of a threatened suicide was damaged yesterday when it took a wrong turn. The engine's hydraulic platform struck an overhead sign and lamp in a car park when the driver missed a right turn into a lane for emergency vehicles and went straight ahead. The emergency lane has a clearance of 4 metres, while the one the fire engine ...

  2. Cathay passengers take 3 days to get to HK after engine failure

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Chung said an old engine did not necessarily pose a safety risk if it was well-maintained and regularly inspected, and usually a carrier would use a combination of old and new engines ... Anita Lam It will have taken nearly three days for the 375 Cathay Pacific passengers left stranded in Amsterdam on Sunday by an engine breakdown to get to Hong Kong, with the last batch ...

  3. Cathay jet turns back after captain shuts down engine

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Passenger says he saw engine in flames, but airline insists there was no danger A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 carrying 343 passengers and crew en route to Hong Kong was forced to return to London's Heathrow Airport yesterday after encountering engine trouble. It is the second time in a fortnight that engine problems have forced a Cathay Pacific flight to be aborted. ...

  4. Lax safety measures blamed for bridge collapse

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Insufficient safety measures and shoddy construction have been blamed for Sunday's fatal bridge collapse in Hunan that killed nine people and injured 16. A 200-metre ... and a test explosion was conducted last week. But the road below remained open. The company handling the project, Nanling Engineering, admitted it was removing two bridge piers, the support structure ...

  5. Shanghai officials take blame for fire

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai officials for the first time admitted culpability for the lax safety standards that resulted in last week's deadly fire, which razed an entire ... government, Han called on various departments to learn the 'painful lesson' from the disaster and proposed that November 15 be designated a 'city public safety day' to commemorate ...

  6. 58 dead and 56 still missing from Shanghai apartment block blaze

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Jiayi Building Decoration Engineering- the subcontractor responsible for the renovation project that caused the fire- were among the original eight detainees, police said. The four taken in for questioning yesterday were from three other firms linked to the project: Jingan District Construction, Jingan District Construction Engineering Supervision and Shanghai Dimu Property Management. ...

  7. Flammable foam lined Shanghai tower before fire

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... headed by Luo Lin, director of the State Administration of Work Safety, reported on Wednesday that the fire was started by two unlicensed welders, who then fled the scene. However, the speed ... about the link between the contractor that was carrying out the work, Shanghai Jiayi Building Decoration Engineering, and the Jingan district government, which ordered the work. Shanghai Jiayi ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of fire safety standards in old buildings? The fatal fire in Cornwall Court, Mong Kok, which was a mixed commercial and residential building, exposed the fire safety problems that exist in older properties in Hong Kong. The lack or poor condition of fire safety equipment is a major problem. In some of the buildings, the fire alarms and fire extinguishers do ...

  9. Firefighters injured in crash on way to blaze

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Five firefighters were injured on the way to a fire when their engine was hit from the side by a container truck in Yuen Long. Four of them- including the principal fire officer driving the vehicle- escaped with minor injuries and were treated at Tuen Mun Hospital. 'They returned to duty and resumed work as usual after they were declared okay,' said ...

  10. Finding fault

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for carrying on with the flight, claiming they needlessly risked the safety of more than 300 passengers although they knew of the engine problems shortly after take-off. Some had misreported that the captain knowingly flew the plane on one engine. Cathay Pacific has stressed that safety is always its No1 priority. It said that, after further investigation of the flight data from CX780, ...




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