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Wonton Safety Risks Were Nearly Recipe for Disaster at ‘Deathtrap’ Chinese Restaurant
Metro UK ^ | Thursday 9 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/09/2014 1:20:25 PM PST by nickcarraway

Safety bosses who shut down a ‘deathtrap’ Chinese restaurant were spoilt for choice on a menu of misdemeanours that could have blown up an entire neighbourhood.

Leaking gas pipes, botched electrical wiring and fire doors that had been screwed shut were among the flagrant safety breaches found at the eatery.

Describing the China House as a ‘ticking timebomb’, the experts said the faults could have caused an explosion that would have flattened streets and shut down the West Coast mainline.

They accused husband and wife owners Wen Qiang Cai and Yun Qin Weng of ‘putting profit before safety’ as they revoked the diner’s licence.

During an inspection at the building police also found the couple were using a bottled gas to cook meals, connected from the gas supply by leaky washing machine hoses.

The electricity meter had also been illegally tampered with and there was no escape route for staff and diners at the two-storey restaurant.

Police also reported suspicions that the restaurant – which boasts five karaoke rooms – was being used as a brothel and lap dancing club.

Fire safety officer Michael Walker said: ‘These premises were so dangerous that if a fire had started people could have lost their lives. The West Coast mainline is 200 yards away and the impact on the line could have cost millions of pounds to repair.’

The couple of Chorley, Lancashire, claim they have addressed the issues. They have been given 21 days to appeal against the order to close down.


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Weird Stuff
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Misfortune cookie?
1 posted on 01/09/2014 1:20:25 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll have the boom and broccoli to go please...


2 posted on 01/09/2014 1:21:51 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: nickcarraway

You didn’t deliberately mis-spell the first word of the headline. I checked, LOL.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 1:22:07 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

Not to mention the soup ...


4 posted on 01/09/2014 1:23:23 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nickcarraway

The landord was Sum Ting Wong?


5 posted on 01/09/2014 1:23:49 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

ahhhh.....ye old airliner report...best and most brilliant gag ever...


6 posted on 01/09/2014 1:25:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

So long as no one calls me a racist (I’m part Chinese).


7 posted on 01/09/2014 1:27:45 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: nickcarraway

They were “Weng”ing it!


8 posted on 01/09/2014 1:28:13 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Sum Ting Wong PING?


9 posted on 01/09/2014 1:29:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway
no see cat photo: NO SEE YOUR CAT chinesesigncat.jpg
10 posted on 01/09/2014 1:34:50 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: nickcarraway

Who got custody of all the dogs and cats?

//kidding


11 posted on 01/09/2014 1:35:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: kaehurowing

You no wolly, we no let no lasis joke in dis folum.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 1:36:34 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

OK, So they had safety violations —— Big deal!
How was the food? Was the cat in the kettle? Like at the Peking Moon where I eat everyday at Noon?


13 posted on 01/09/2014 1:36:46 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: nickcarraway

This shows you what nonsense regulation is to start with. Did the restaurant just open recently? Why didn’t the electric company monitor the power consumption and act to protect its interests? What did prior inspections report?


14 posted on 01/09/2014 1:43:01 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nickcarraway

Wonton disregard of health and safety regulations


15 posted on 01/09/2014 1:45:32 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: smokingfrog

“I said not to mention ‘the soup’!”


16 posted on 01/09/2014 1:46:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

:: fire doors that had been screwed shut ::

Human trafficking


17 posted on 01/09/2014 1:47:23 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Snickering Hound
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Did you ever think when you eat Chinese, It ain't pork or chicken but a fat siamese Yet the food tastes great so you don't complain But that's not chicken in your chicken chow mein Seems to me I ordered sweet and sour pork But Garfield's on my fork He's purring here on my fork

There's a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon The place that I eat every day at noon They can feed you cat and you'll never know Once they wrap it up in dough, boy, They fry it real crisp in dough

Chow Lin asks if I wanted more, As he was dialling up his buddy at the old pet store I said not today, I lost my appetite, There's two cats in my belly and they want to fight I was sucking on a Rolaids and a Tums or two When I swear I heard it mew, boy And that is when I knew

There's a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon I think I got to stop eating there at noon They say that it's beef or fish or pork But it's purring there on my fork There's a hair ball on my fork

18 posted on 01/09/2014 1:48:32 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds as if the couple had found and “renovated” one of FU MANCHU’S many opium dens!


19 posted on 01/09/2014 1:55:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

No rap dance for you!


20 posted on 01/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Not even one rap dance?


21 posted on 01/09/2014 2:07:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

Best to get to go order.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 2:09:34 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: nickcarraway
Misfortune cookie?

Or wanton WonTon?

23 posted on 01/09/2014 2:37:51 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: kaehurowing

24 posted on 01/09/2014 2:43:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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