Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

Contractor of lift that fell suspended for six months

Deputy director of the Electric and Mechanical Services Department Alfred Sit Wing-hang said on Monday Shineford was responsible for the accident. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department has decided to suspend for six months the registration of the lift maintenance contractor responsible for the North Point lift that plunged to the ground, injuring seven people earlier this month.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013, 3:06am

Lift inspections to be stepped up after accident

The two lifts next to the one that fell in the King's Tower building in North Point last Saturday have also been suspended. Photo: David Wong

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) has pledged to step up its inspections of lifts maintained by contractors on the bottom rung of its performance rating system. The assurance comes after a lift in a North Point commercial building plummeted to the ground when its four cables snapped on Saturday night.

5 Mar 2013 - 5:50am 1 comment

Incidents spur Ocean Park pledge

After a series of incidents involving its rides, Ocean Park says it will establish a mechanism to govern reporting details to the public.

The government-owned park is currently required to report important incidents, and the process is governed by detailed guidelines.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Department investigates two escalator incidents

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Park train reopens

The Ocean Express tunnel railway at Ocean Park was allowed to reopen yesterday - but at lower speeds - after an accident on December 6 in which seven passengers were injured.

17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Coroner urges more training for ambulancemen

The Fire Services Department should provide more training for ambulance officers to make sure they better understand their duties and know more about ambulance maintenance, a coroner suggested yesterday.

Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu made the suggestion as he ruled that three people who died last summer did so of natural causes despite the fact their ambulances broke down.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Warning on dehumidifiers

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Exploding signal box checked

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department was examining a Mong Kok traffic-signal control box that exploded on Sunday, injuring two firemen, and would examine all similar boxes to ensure they were safe, it said.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

12 inspectors for 57,000 lifts too few: lawmaker

The government should employ more workers to inspect the city's 57,000 lifts as the 12 officers now responsible for the job were too few, a lawmaker said yesterday in comments prompted by a recent spate of lift failures.

Democrat legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo demanded that the number be increased to 50.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Minister inspects closed Disney ride

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang visited Hong Kong Disneyland yesterday to inspect the Autopia ride, which was ordered to close after one of its cars derailed and damaged a kerb on Saturday.

Mr Ma, who had just returned to Hong Kong from Hunan , went to the theme park directly from the airport, a government spokeswoman said.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Air-con fire warning

Capacitors in four models of Carrier window-type air-conditioners - 51G9, 51G7, 51V7 and 51T7 - were subject to easy corrosion if placed closed to sea or exposed to salty water without regular maintenance, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) warned yesterday. The corrosion, in rare circumstances, could potentially lead to a fire hazard.

5 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Boy critical after freak lift accident

An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured yesterday in a freak lift accident in Fanling.

Lui Kam-ho had to be rescued by firemen and was admitted to Northern Hospital in a critical condition.

2 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Cartoon drawing contest to promote escalator safety

Students and members of the public are invited to take part in a cartoon drawing competition.

The competition, organised by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department in conjunction with six major organisations, is the first in a series of activities under a two-month campaign to promote public awareness of the safe use of lifts and escalators.

22 May 2000 - 12:00am

Electrical staff fears

Staff from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department fear they could lose their jobs when services are opened to competition in August, the department told legislators.

13 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Escalator probe

Officers from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department will complete an investigation within two weeks into an escalator accident at the New Town Plaza shopping centre in Sha Tin on Sunday which injured seven people.

12 Jan 1999 - 12:00am