Police probe after officers unearth 11 excavators

Police believe they may have uncovered the work of a crime syndicate that targets excavators after finding 11 of the diggers in the New Territories yesterday.

Sunday, 7 November, 2004, 12:00am

Excavator taken away

I refer to the letter by David Camacho headlined 'When will company remove equipment?' (South China Morning Post, May 10).

Our contractor finished laying a sewer near Mr Camacho's house at Tung Wan Tau beach on Lantau on January 10 and had vacated the site by the end of February.

27 May 2002 - 12:00am

Driver found drowned

An unidentified man was found drowned near an excavator machine in a river in Kam Sheung Road, Pat Heung. Police are investigating whether the man fell while driving the excavator across the bridge.

28 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Fatal excavator fall

Excavator operator Yau Kin-ping, 39, died after his vehicle slipped down a slope and overturned at a building site in On Yuk Road, Tsuen Wan.

7 May 1999 - 12:00am

Heavy metal

Firefighters surround an excavator which toppled on to the front door of a furniture shop in Central yesterday.

An employee and a 40-year-old woman customer were trapped inside the shop but were not injured after the four-tonne excavator flipped over and blocked the only entrance to the shop in Gage Street.

1 May 1999 - 12:00am

Excavator makes hole in the wall as bank robber steals teller machine

A WOULD-BE bank robber hijacked an excavator to steal an automatic teller machine from a To Kwa Wan bank yesterday - only to leave the safe unopened on a main road.

'We believe it's the first time an excavator has been used in recent memory,' a police spokesman said.

27 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Lucky escape

MORE than 30 pupils had a narrow escape when an excavator carrying out landslip prevention work fell down a slope and smashed into their classrooms at the Concordia Lutheran School in Cloud View Road, North Point.

15 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Rescuers 'risk' those who may still be trapped

RESCUE efforts at the Aberdeen and Chai Wan landslip sites were criticised yesterday for being too slow and endangering the lives of people who might still be trapped.

Legislative Council candidate and geotechnical engineer, Dr Raymond Ho Chung-tai, said government contractors were using the wrong type of mechanical equipment to clear debris.

16 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Clarifying remarks

THE article headlined, 'Faster demolition method faces ban' (South China Morning Post, September 15), contained two inaccuracies attributed to me.

I did not say that an excavator contributed to the accident on the demolition site in Nathan Road, nor did I say that the Government might ban top-down demolition.

19 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Demolition site accident buried man, 73, alive

A DEMOLITION contractor was buried alive when part of a slab from a building at Tai Kok Tsui collapsed and trapped him under rubble.

Emergency teams dug for 31/2 hours to rescue 73-year-old Lam Chun-ngai from the debris but he died from suffocation.

29 Jul 1994 - 12:00am