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Safety Equipment

Hong Kong ship operators urged to add more lifejackets for children

Firemen and police inspect the wreckage of the Lamma IV at Nga Kau Wan. Photo: David Wong

The Marine Department appealed yesterday for ship operators to look at increasing the number of lifejackets for children following last week's fatal ferry crash off Lamma in which 39 people died, including eight under 12 years old.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 2:54pm

Struggling to show restraint

Watching the world go by from the waterfront in Stanley last week, our eye was caught by a sign in the back window of a Mercedes Benz: 'Princess on Board'. Thanks for sharing, we thought, before pondering whether her little highness would be wearing a seatbelt.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Police check school buses with extra seats

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Other buildings can hurt profits

There are fung shui factors that may explain your company's losses, in addition to reasons attributed to the state of the economy.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Shenzhen park accident

Six people were killed and nine injured on an amusement park ride in Shenzhen last week.

They were riding on Space Journey, a spacecraft simulation ride, at the Evoventure Valley amusement part in the OCT East complex. The accident happened when the 11 cabins holding four passengers each were about to land.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Seat belt and car phone laws are useless if they're not enforced

At my home in Pok Fu Lam there is a steady stream of school minibuses, four times a day. Many are fitted with child seat belts but I am lucky if I see one child in each bus using them. Why should they? What example is given to them? My home is served by a green minibus route and a number of them are also fitted with passenger seat belts.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

One hurt as extinguisher explodes

A woman was injured by debris from a fire extinguisher that exploded as she was being taught how to use it at a retraining centre in Tuen Mun yesterday.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Crash death driver not wearing his seat belt

A minivan driver was thrown out of his cab and killed yesterday in Sha Tin when he lost control and crashed into the kerb, apparently with his seat belt unfastened.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

220 summonses for failure to belt up on minibuses

More than 260 summonses and verbal warnings were issued to public light-bus passengers found not wearing seat belts during a special 24-hour police operation that ended yesterday morning.

Police said the operation was part of ongoing efforts to encourage drivers and passengers to protect themselves from injury.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Should seatbelts be mandatory on all forms of transport?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Dennis Wu, 17, St Joseph's College

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Action urged on bus seat belts

Passengers should not be allowed to sit in the front seats on the top deck of double-decker buses that are too old to be fitted with seat belts, a political party said yesterday.

It made the suggestion in response to a survey that found eight out of 10 bus passengers would be happy to buckle up if seat belts were provided on public buses.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Worker dies in seven-floor fall

A worker fell to his death from scaffolding outside the seventh-floor unit of a residential block in Sha Tin while renewing window frames yesterday - the second fatal industrial accident in the city in two days.

The Labour Department is investigating whether So Wing-kei, 61, was using safety harnesses when he fell.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am