Report No. : GEO Report No. 152

Report Title : Detailed Study of the 14 December 2001 Washout Incident below Pokfield Road, Kennedy Town (2004), 61 p.

Author : Fugro Maunsell Scott Wilson Joint Venture


This report presents the findings of a detailed study of a washout incident (GEO Incident No. 2001/12/0123), which occurred on 14 December 2001 on a slope below Pokfield Road opposite University Heights, Kennedy Town. The incident involved the washout of about 30 m3 of soil underneath the shotcrete cover of the slope. There were no reported casualties as a result of the incident.

The key objectives of the study were to document the facts about the washout incident, present relevant background information and establish the probable causes of the incident. The scope of the study comprised a review of relevant documents relating to the history of the site, topographical survey, detailed site observations and field measurements, aerial photograph interpretation, analysis of rainfall records, engineering analyses and diagnosis of the probable causes of the incident. Recommendations for follow-up actions are reported separately.

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