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  1. Daya Bay set for ramped up safety drill after crisis

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The first safety drill in a decade to be carried out at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant in Guangdong will take place next year- and Hong Kong officials yesterday said it would be ramped up in the wake of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant triggered by the earthquake and tsunami nine days ago. More departments will be involved in the safety drill ...

  2. Our city must remain vigilant on food safety

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of all the places to issue an alert over food safety, Germany is surely the least expected. Yet the country's reputation for having the best standards has not prevented high levels ... being uncovered. A recent national survey found that almost 70 per cent of people were not confident about the safety of the country's food supply. In Hong Kong, where faith in government ...

  3. Lax safety led to gas blast, probe finds

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A massive gas explosion in Nanjing last week was caused by lax safety supervision of construction workers digging on the site of an abandoned factory, an initial investigation into the incident reported to the State Council yesterday. The official casualty toll from the incident on Wednesday was 13 dead and 14 critically injured, but local witnesses have said the real figures ...

  4. Cost should not be a fire-safety factor

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... safety in old buildings remains part of the problem. It is either lacking or simply ignored. Premises not designed for it are partitioned and adapted for various purposes without regard for best safety practices. After the Mong Kok blaze, one district councillor said 90 per cent of commercial-residential buildings in the area failed to meet safety criteria. Another said breaches included ...

  5. Work safety campaign starts today

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The mainland will launch a two-month campaign today to inspect workplace safety nationwide, the Work Safety Commission of the State Council said. A spate of serious accidents recently in some industries had shown negligence and loopholes in workplace safety management and serious violations of laws and rules, a commission circular said. The inspection ...

  6. 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 section of the bridge on Hongqi Road in downtown Zhuzhou collapsed onto a road below and crushed 24 vehicles. The bridge, scheduled to be demolished today, was closed to traffic early this month ...

  7. Focus on fire safety in food premises

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The Ombudsman will investigate how the Fire Services Department enforces safety in commercial premises, and how the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) ensures ... year. The department said compliance with fire safety requirements was not a condition when renewing a food licence. ...

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

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

    ... Dennis Chong Thousands of buildings in older districts would fail to meet minimum legal fire-safety requirements and are a threat to society, a grass-roots political party has warned. The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood said thousands of buildings in districts such as Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City had outdated fire-safety equipment and that a law ...

  9. Rescue efforts thwarted by lack of safety equipment and thick glass

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fire-safety equipment, like safety hammers. The bus that caught fire yesterday was carrying the same licence plate. Passengers found no safety hammers to smash the bus' thick windows. ...

  10. Work safety watchdog's retraction on gas leak

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A top safety watchdog has retracted its verdict of a suspected gas leak in Jilin which left hundreds of people sick, after it conflicted with the findings of another central government agency. The move has raised questions over the credibility of the two agencies. On Monday, on its official website, the State Administration of Work Safety said that it should increase ...




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