Newspaper article China Post

Hau Demands Taipei Crack Down on Older Buildings' Falling Tiles

Newspaper article China Post

Hau Demands Taipei Crack Down on Older Buildings' Falling Tiles

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- To avoid injuries due to tiles falling from tall buildings and landing on pedestrians, Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-bin ([...]), demanded yesterday that the Construction Management Office (CMO) of the city government to take action to punish negligent building owners.

While considering the possibility of suing owners over offenses against public safety in the future, Hau at the weekly meeting yesterday also encouraged citizens to report old buildings that might endanger citizens. The highest reward for reporting the hazardous buildings could amount to up to half the amount of the fine.

There have recently been two cases of pedestrians injured by falling tiles in Taipei. According to police, a 25-year-old woman, surnamed Huang, was hit by a falling tile when she passed by the intersection of Minsheng East Road ([...]) and Linsen North Road ([...]). The accident resulted in a two-centimeter laceration on her head and eight stitches. …

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