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EMSD announces results of special lift inspections
     After the lift incident at Paris Court of Sheungshui Town Centre on May 11, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) requested all registered lift contractors who are responsible for the maintenance of the same brand of lift as the one in the incident to complete a special inspection within two weeks, and the EMSD will also carry out sample checks. The EMSD today (May 25) announced the result of the special inspection.

     Except for the lift involved in the incident which is still under service suspension, the special inspection covering the traction systems, suspension ropes and braking systems of the 91 lifts of the same brand in Hong Kong is now complete. No unsafe situation of the lifts has been found in the special inspection.

     The in-depth investigation carried out by the EMSD on the lift incident at Paris Court of Sheungshui Town Centre is expected to complete by early August. The EMSD will strictly enforce the law if contravention of the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance has been identified in the investigation.
Ends/Friday, May 25, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:05
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