Forest Ecology

Poor maintenance caused collapse

Poor maintenance was to blame for the collapse of a canopy in Tuen Mun that seriously injured a man and damaged several cars, a Buildings Department investigation has found.

Friday, 7 October, 2011, 12:00am

Restaurant hit over canopy tragedy

A now-defunct restaurant and its boss yesterday were held largely culpable for the fatal collapse of a concrete canopy and fish tank in Aberdeen five years ago.

New Best Restaurant Ltd, in liquidation, and its licence holder, managing director Ho Wing-hang, must shoulder 50 per cent of the liability in a multimillion-dollar personal injuries suit.

24 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Three charged in wake of collapse

THREE people are to be prosecuted following the Aberdeen canopy collapse last August which killed an 80-year-old newspaper vendor and injured 12 others.

However, illegal alterations being made by the three at the time of the collapse are not blamed for the tragedy, whose cause dates from construction.

20 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Passers-by escape new collapse

WITHIN 24 hours of the fatal Nathan Road tragedy, a canopy collapsed in Wan Chai, sending slabs of concrete, bricks and rubble crashing to the ground.

No one was injured, but police had to close a section of Thomson Road between Fleming Road and Johnston Road while the site was made safe.

11 Sep 1994 - 12:00am