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Highrise Falling Objects Claimed Another Life! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-6-18 10:55:02 |Display all floors
Yesterday was a very sad day for the family of a 5 y.o. boy who was hit by a window falling from the 20th floor of an apartment in Shenzhen a few days ago!  The boy passed away yesterday!  Falling objects injuring and killing people below is nothing new in China.  Before this inicident, another falling object landed on a busy thoroughfare below,  but fortunately no one was hurt!  And similar inicidents have occured in other cities too!  The window in the case fell off its rusty hinges, not through a deliberate act, but many others were carelessly thrown off buildings!  The relevant authority must take a proactive stand against highrise killer litter before more lives are lost and limps injured!  Those responsible for neglect of  building maintenance, and those who delibertately throw objects off highrises must be severely punished.  Every resident is a possible victim, so all must take an active interest in this matter!

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Post time 2019-6-18 11:47:33 |Display all floors
The blame game has started!  City authority has failed to enforce the law which requires 6 monthly checks on building safety, estate management company denies responsibilty, apartment ower claims it was an accident, so not his fault.  

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Post time 2019-6-18 12:22:06 |Display all floors
In another case, a steel rod fell from above, pierced through the head of a road sweeper, went through her body.  Firefighter had to carefully remove the rod from her body before doctors could operate in her!

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Post time 2019-6-19 11:57:10 |Display all floors
Surprised, not a single response from readers on this matter which affects everyone, everyone is a possible victim!  Lives and limps are at risk everyday when you walk below highrises!  Yet, there is  more interest in Donald Trump!!

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Post time 2019-6-19 14:14:47 |Display all floors
China Daily Opinion:

"DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF LOCAL DOCTORS, a 5-year-old boy died on Sunday morning, three days after being hit by a window falling from a high-rise apartment building not far from his home in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. China Daily writer Li Yang comments:

This is the latest accident caused by objects falling from buildings in recent years.

Large numbers of high-rise buildings have been constructed in China and the government should act to limit the hazards that have been exposed by such accidents, some of which were preventable. For instance, side-opening windows should be banned from being used in tall buildings, as they can easily be blown off in strong winds.

External air conditioner units, windows, glass curtain walls, protective screening, thermal insulation materials, facet tiles, decoration materials-all of which have been killers in previous incidents-and any other objects that have the possibility of falling off high-rise buildings should be manufactured and installed according to higher safety standards.

The examination of high-rise projects must be meticulous and strict, and parties found giving a green light to problematic projects must be held accountable according to the law.

The owners and parties in charge of managing these properties should be informed of their safety guarantee period-during which the producers and installers should shoulder non-delegable responsibilities if items fall off buildings-and obliged to renew these items once they exceed their service life.

People should also be taught from childhood of the necessity of keeping a certain distance while passing by high buildings, particularly on windy days. The property management companies should be encouraged to erect billboards and posters in dangerous places close to the tall buildings to warn people.

If it is possible, the authority can make a compulsory rule that sidewalks must be kept a certain distance from buildings or with protective ceilings.

It should not take more deaths to spur the authorities to revise relevant industrial standards and project rules."

  

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Post time 2019-6-19 14:32:08 |Display all floors
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China Daily Opinion:

"DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF LOCAL DOCTORS, a 5-year-old boy died on Sunday morning ...

"People should also be taught from childhood of the necessity of keeping a certain distance while passing by high buildings, particularly on windy days."

Not a practical suggestion!!  Better to teach all home owners to be responsible and to ensure no objects fall from their apartments, and enforce the law strictly on building maitenance to ensure windows don't fall off!  And all culprits be severely punisihed!

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Post time 2019-6-19 14:35:54 |Display all floors
China Daily Opinion: "More must be done to reduce deaths from high-rise drop-offs"

Looks like someone felt the urgency of this matter!

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