Police to probe Legco building 'lift pranks' during quorum call

Police to probe Legco building 'lift pranks' during quorum call

A police report has been made about possible interference with lifts in the Legislative Council building that may have delayed lawmakers returning to the chamber for quorum calls.

Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 5:40am

New committee set up to look into lift safety

Paul Chan Mo-po. Photo: Sam Tsang

Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" such as property management firms, property owners and consumers.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

High time to be more considerate

Some people insist on trying to squeeze on board a full compartment while the train doors are closing.

When I moved to Hong Kong I could not help but wonder how people found time to line up for so long waiting for a meal outside a restaurant or a discount offer at a big brand shop.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am

Taken for granted, lift safety needs attention

Worker blocked a lift after lift accident at Choi Hook Royal Banquet in North Point. Photo: Nora Tam

Lifts are indispensable to a city such as ours, crowded with high-rise buildings. When we step into a lift - whether in an office tower, a residential block, or shopping mall - we move up and down within seconds, usually without any safety problems. The accident in which a lift carrying seven people plunged down an old building in North Point on Saturday reminds us that we should not take this convenience for granted. An 82-year-old man is still in a critical condition.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Rust found on lift cables that snapped in North Point, injuring seven

A worker blocks off the lift after the accident. Photo: Nora Tam

The lift that plummeted to the ground on Saturday night had been maintained by Shineford Engineering and government engineers are scrambling to conduct safety checks on 248 other lifts the firm serviced. So far they have found rust on three other lifts to the extent that services had to be suspended.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:43am

Seven injured in lift accident in North Point building

Several maintenance workers inspect the lift at King's Towers in North Point. Photo: Thomas Yau

The accident happened at about 8pm in a commercial building at 480 King's Road. The lift dropped suddenly just after it had passed the first floor on the way up.

3 Mar 2013 - 3:13pm

Hong Kong's lifts fail to make grade in list of world's fastest

Schindler Lifts technical director Wong Ming-wan checks the time it takes for a lift at the ICC to travel from the third floor to the 48th floor - 35 seconds. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong is home to the most skyscrapers in the world, more than double the number in New York. But surprisingly, it fails to feature in a list of the globe's top five fastest lifts.

17 Feb 2013 - 3:07pm 4 comments

China Digest, November 29, 2012

The Beijing Institute of Technology has received 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) to build a large centre for the research and development of defence technologies, and construction began on Monday, the Beijing Evening News reports.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am

Trial therapy: Clarins facial

What is it?

The Clarins Beautiful Decollete Treatment and Shaping Lift Facial from the Tianmu Mountains. The products contain ginko bilboa from the mountains of Zhejiang province. The ingredient is said to revitalise dull skin by stimulating circulation.

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31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Call for workers to be registered

A lawmaker and unionists have called for a registration scheme for lift workers in the light of the fact that about 1,000 of the city's 4,000 lift workers are not qualified.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Lift users' lives being put at risk, says union

Safety concerns after elevator plunge at estate

People's lives are being put at risk because of fierce competition within the lift industry and insufficient regulation by the government, a workers' union said yesterday.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Worker gets wrong kind of raise

A delivery worker was left hanging upside down after getting his foot stuck in a cargo lift door which then dragged him upwards in a freak accident in a Kwai Chung industrial building yesterday.

14 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Bullets found in lift lobby

Police searched the 15th-floor of Cherry House in So Uk Estate, Shamshuipo, after a youth found four rounds of ammunition near a lift lobby. They were taken away for analysis.

26 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Lift crushes worker to death

A worker was crushed to death by a lift he was repairing in a commercial building in Causeway Bay. The 21-year-old man, surnamed Wong, was working at the bottom of the lift shaft in the building in Hysan Avenue. A Labour Department spokesman said he was crushed when the lift suddenly switched on and descended.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Lift robber hurts maid

A robber hiding in the roof of a lift switched off the elevator, jumped down and punched a maid before escaping with about $1,000, a mobile phone, a gold necklace and a bracelet in Western yesterday.

The 30-year-old domestic helper was trapped inside the lift when it stopped on the third floor of the building in Belcher's Street.

8 Oct 1998 - 12:00am