Sat 13 Construction Tragedy A 58-year-old worker is operating an excavator on the the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge construction site when the 75-ton piece of machinery becomes unbalanced and falls from its floating platform into the sea. The man is unable to escape, and his body is recovered 17 hours later. It was his first day working on the site. Three men have died while working on the HKZM Bridge in the second half of 2014. Sun 14 Tireless Vehicle A privately owned BMW parked in Mong Kok is the latest prey for a team of tire thieves. The BMW’s owner finds the car suspended mid-air by a jack this morning, with all four tires missing. It is the fourth theft of its kind in two weeks. Mon 15 Taxi Enemies Speaking on a radio show, Occupy leaders Joshua Wong and Alex Chow reveal that they are not very popular among taxi drivers. Once a taxi driver chased Wong out of the car when he realized who he was. During another taxi ride, Alex Chow overheard the driver angrily criticizing Occupy and student leaders, but the driver did not notice who was in his car. Tue 16 Centipede Attack Mainland-based lingerie brand Regina Miracle is attacked by a “centipede bomb.” At 11am, a man throws a glass bottle filled with 40 centipedes into the office. The building’s management team swiftly moves to capture and kill the centipedes and the police are looking into the incident. Wed 17 Filmmaking Accident At around 3am, a sampan capsizes in the waters near Lantau Island. Eight men fall into the ocean. Seven of them swim to shore, but a 40-year-old man is missing. He is found dead an hour later. The men were in the middle of shooting a new Jackie Chan movie, starring Chan and Fan Bingbing. The deceased, Chan Kwok-hung, was known as the nicest cinematographer in the industry. He was nominated twice for Best Cinematography at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his work in “Fly Me to Polaris” (1999) and “Summer Holiday” (2000). Thur 18 Token Thieves Two staff members from Sha Tin’s Jumpin Gym amusement center admit to stealing tokens to win a pack of candy. Back in August, the two stole tokens after the shop closed and won over 600 vouchers, which they used to exchange for a pack of candy worth $9. They gifted the candies to a colleague who said he was hungry. Fri 19 Dog Rescue At about midnight, a Chinese mongrel runs onto the six-lane Kwun Tong Road. Visibly injured, the frightened mongrel lies on the road and refuses to leave. An officer stands guard next to the dog, while the police block off all six lanes and wait for the SPCA to pick up the dog. The SPCA says that more than 300 strays are killed every year on Hong Kong roads.