EMSD investigates lift incident at Seacrest, Tuen Mun

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) is investigating a rope breakage lift incident at The Seacrest, 1 Hang Kwai Street, Tuen Mun.

The department received a report from the Fire Services Department at around 9.17pm yesterday (April 5) about a lift entrapment and suspected rope breakage incident at Lift No.4 of The Seacrest. EMSD officers immediately conducted an on-site investigation. 

EMSD preliminary findings revealed that one of the five suspension ropes was broken. Upon the rope breakage, the safety protection system functioned effectively in stopping the lift. There was no injury to the two trapped passengers.

Otis Elevator Company (H.K.) Limited is the original supplier and maintenance contractor of the lift concerned. The last annual examination was conducted on November 8, 2011.

To ensure public safety, the lift maintenance contractor has conducted comprehensive safety checks on all the other six lifts at The Seacrest, and confirmed their safe operation. The maintenance contractor is required to submit an incident report to EMSD within seven working days (on or before April 18).

Ends/Friday, April 6, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:08