MTR’s faulty wartime bomb management at Wan Chai site putting public safety at risk
With the finding of yet another unexploded second world war bomb at the MTR construction site (“Experience counts as police squad defuses third bomb at MTR site”, May 12), are we to assume that the MTR Corporation failed to undertake any due diligence investigation before breaking ground in an area that has been known for many years to be at risk from unexploded ordnance?
And surely the MTR policy of issuing untrained workers with metal detectors, and expecting them to search for bombs as they do their daily work, is clear evidence of MTR management failing in their duty of care and putting their workers and the public at risk (“MTR bosses accused of underplaying bomb risk”, February 2)?
On the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) grapevine, word is that the MTR has now contracted a foreign company to conduct UXO (unexploded ordnance) search work on their site.
If this is the case, why don’t they just say so? And given that there is already a local UXO search company in Hong Kong, perhaps the MTR can state whether they are using the services of that company. Why the secrecy?
Richard Montgomery, Farnborough, UK