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Otis Elevator fined for deadly subway accident

(China Daily)

16:12, November 26, 2011

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BEIJING - Three branches of the US-based Otis Elevator Company in China will be fined for a deadly July accident at a Beijing subway station that occurred due to a malfunctioning Otis-produced escalator, local authorities said Friday.

An ascending escalator on Beijing Subway Line 4, an Otis 513 MPE, reversed suddenly, and killed a 13-year-old boy and injured 30 others on July 5.

Guangzhou Otis Elevator Co. Ltd., Beijing Otis Elevator Co. Ltd. and their parent company, Tianjin-based Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co. Ltd., will be fined 200,000 yuan ($31,250), 200,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan, respectively, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technological Supervision announced in a statement.

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Fat-Chun Leung Ki at 2011-11-26188.61.105.*
What about the life of the Child killed and those injured? RMB200,000 is indeed very light.

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