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Contractor fined for lift incident at King's Tower on 480 King's Road in North Point

     For the lift incident at King's Tower, 480 King's Road, North Point, on March 2, 2013, Shineford Engineering Limited and one of its directors were convicted at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (December 19) of two charges of subcontracting out the lift works to a person who was not a registered lift contractor. They were fined $4,000 in total.

     The court heard that lift No.5 at King's Tower was carrying seven passengers when the incident happened. It dropped to the bottom of the lift shaft when the lift car ascended from the ground floor to the first floor, causing injuries to all the passengers.

     A spokesman for the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) said, "For those charges of which the accused were found not guilty, we will consult the Department of Justice and consider an application for a review. We will continue to enforce the law strictly to ensure safe and reliable lift services for the public."
     Subsequent to the incident, the EMSD cancelled the registration of Shineford Engineering Limited as a registered lift contractor and registered escalator contractor on October 16, 2013. The concerned lift engineer was sentenced to five months' imprisonment on March 5 and removed from the Register of Lift Engineers on September 19 this year.

Ends/Friday, December 19, 2014
Issued at HKT 19:47


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