world

Welders detained after Shanghai high-rise fire kills 53

16 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

16 Comments
Login to comment

not surprising, given the lack of standards and quality in china, should happen more in the future

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Shoddy work, and more to come.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"not surprising, given the lack of standards and quality in china, should happen more in the future"

Could happen anywhere, any time. Do you not recall the world's biggest luxury cruise liner catching fire JUST before it was finished and being totalled? As was the case then, it was probably caused by someone being irresponsible (ie. smoking where they shouldn't have been). Regardless, the end result is the same, and that is one of tragedy. RIP to the victims.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"not surprising, given the lack of standards and quality in china, should happen more in the future"

Tokyotom : what you have speculated might be one of the causes. Like most of incidents/accidents, such accident needs the necessary condition of a series of errors to make it happen..

smithinjapan : do share & agree with you on your views

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Anytime a disaster happens in China or India, a lot of people get taken out. Still, hate to see this happen anywhere.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

not surprising, given the lack of standards and quality in china,

I agree. China lacks any quality control, quality assurance or good standards at all. Name one Chinese product you know that is known worldwide as high quality.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Saw this on the news; nightmarish.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Just shows how lapse the Chinese are about safety, quality control and construction standards. A lot of the skyscrapers over there are actually very jerry-built.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Heheheh, that's only because Lenovo bought IBM's home computer unit, so the quality system was already there in existence.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

To the people taking this opportunity to bash China just because it's Chinese news, I got to say you people got class and probably would do fine as a SS guard back in WW2 in Austwitz gassing the state's enemies or information extractor at Abu Ghraib. Victims of disasters are the same everywhere. Instead of expressing sympathy and condolensces to the people who perished, you took the time to bash the 'skill' of Chinese construction. For the 'mericans(which the majority of us on here are), this is akin to foreigners pointing out how shoddy the WTC towers construction were the day it collapsed. Sympathy and generosity goes a long ways, people. You just never know when you're are going to be needy enough to be on the receiving end yourself, yeah, even you anonymous brave armchair internet commentator hiding behind your screen handle and proxy servers.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"not surprising, given the lack of standards and quality in china, should happen more in the future"

Gee Tokyotom, I was thinking exactly the same thing, except not:

not surprising, considering that about a quarter of the world population lives in china. Now that they are living in high rises instead of hovels, this kind of thing should happen more in the future.

You used to hear about things like this in Philly or Chicago, and now that you consider all of these buildings going up in China, international news of disasters is going to be filled with China China China for at least the next decade. It does not surprise me. Probability explains it.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Did anyone see if the scaffolding was bamboo on the news?

Saw this in Macau and if it was, that would go up like a match stick. Scary way to go.

RIP.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"Made in China"

0 ( +0 / -0 )

imomofo it's not the same. We are not bashing the victims we are bashing shoddy Chinese standards. I was in Taiwan in 99 and a few months later back in Japan, that city in Taiwan had a quake and shoddy buildings fell killing people. The construction companies took shortcuts and there were gaps in concrete filled more with garbage where concrete should have been. China is known for it's crap quality and this only proves it. Yes it's too bad for the victims. One day China may have standards but I doubt it.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

You should never encourage shoddy work or materials. -always buy expect quality and expect it to last.

Welding is dangerous. Had a welder cut into a hydraulic line (oil) and took out a whole waste-paper warehouse locally. Fine paper or other carbohydrates (grain dust) are some of the most flammable things = every year a grain elevator/silo/food processor will blow up. Sugar plant down in Savannah 2yrs ago. The dust from the construction could have easily caused a fire if it was flammable -but usually it is not.

Hillbilly fire logic: never run up the hill in a fire scenario. =In a building always go down if there is a fire.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

NYC fire logic: always go up in a building fire since sky scrapers tend to collapse there.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites