Staircase should have been equipped with central railing: reports
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City’s Regent Hotel was slammed Tuesday for alleged safety violations in
the wake of the death of Taiwan Cement Corporation Chairman Leslie Koo.
The tycoon died Monday morning after having fallen down a staircase at the hotel following a wedding Saturday evening.
With prosecutors inspecting the scene Tuesday afternoon, reports said that the staircase where the accident happened should have had a railing in the middle because it was wider than 3 meters.
The hotel said it was willing to cooperate with official demands, and pointed out that each step on the staircase had anti-slip strips while staff was assigned to help visitors. Out of respect for the deceased, it would refrain from further comments, hotel officials said. [FULL STORY]