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

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Post time 2019-6-19 14:39:15 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-6-19 14:14
China Daily Opinion:

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

"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."

Don't have to look too far away; just across the ocean, Japan has very strict laws regarding this matter and they are strictly enforced! China must do likewise before more lives are lost!

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Post time 2019-6-21 11:20:18 |Display all floors
More falling objects that seriously hurt passers by below, revealed by CCTV with shocking video clips.  In Nanjing a 10 yo girl was hit by object thrown from highrise, she survived but in ICU.  In Shangdong, a man walking home with shopping bags in hand was hit by a falling window, all shown on TV!  Authorities MUST act to keep people safe from falling highrise objects.

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Post time 2019-6-24 11:31:11 |Display all floors
Shenzhen Daily:
"Woman injured by falling weight plate
  IN less than a week from the death of a boy who was hit by a falling window in Futian District, a woman was injured by a falling weight plate when she was walking by the Guangcai New World Gardens residential complex near Exit D of Nanshan Metro Station on Saturday noon, Chinese-language media reported yesterday"

Wow, when will objects stop falling off highrises?  Everyone walking below is a possible victim!

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Post time 2019-6-24 13:22:17 |Display all floors
Unless the objects are light, most will fall straight down with a force proportional to mgh.

So by law, all high-rise builders must erect thick cable nettings surrounding the first floor of the building so that something or someone falling with a mass of 120 kg from a height of 20 storeys will be netted before hitting someone who happen by on the ground floor. This should prevent suicides, accidents or tragedies.

Except in the case of heavy objects thrown with force beyond the ledge of the window in which case it is a criminal offense.

In addition, the law shall (a) ban all flower pots from ledges of highrise balconies and windows, as well as (b) enforce safety chains to hold aircond compressors perched on corroding metal fastenings at high height outside each floor.

There may be a lot of people but there is absolutely no reason not to take precautions to avert death and injury of even one.

Watch out for locked exit doors of fire-hazard nightclubs next. Wake up.

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Post time 2019-6-24 13:44:13 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2019-6-24 13:22
Unless the objects are light, most will fall straight down with a force proportional to mgh.

So by ...

" enforce safety chains to hold aircond compressors perched on corroding metal fastenings at high height outside each floor."

Airconditioners have indeed fallen off their rusty iron supports!

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Post time 2019-6-24 13:48:02 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2019-6-24 13:22
Unless the objects are light, most will fall straight down with a force proportional to mgh.

So by ...

All the proposed measures won't work without very harsh penalties strictly enforced; a mere fine is not a deterrent, what is needed is a jail term in addition to hefty fines!

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Post time 2019-7-13 12:41:17 |Display all floors
It's so scary, there are more highrise killer objects falling from apartments.  A few days ago, two huge long pieces of metal objects fell from a highrise apartment in Shenzhen, one landed on the road below and the other on the pavement, damaging the concrete.  Fortunately, no one was hurt, that's just pure luck!  And before this, the media reported several cases all over China, some resulting in severe injuries, a samll number in death.  Something must be done urgently to prevent such happening again!

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