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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Bun carnival cancelled

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments, the 2021 Bun Carnival has been cancelled, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   The carnival, jointly organised by the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the department, was originally scheduled to be held at Pak Tai Temple Playground’s football pitch on Cheung Chau.   The department explained that in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through social contact, the organising committee decided to cancel related activities to avoid public gatherings.   Cancelled activities include bun tower climbing training, the bun scrambling competition selection contest, the climbing carnival and bun scrambling competition.   Nevertheless, the ongoing student colouring and drawing competitions will continue. Winners will be notified individually and awards will be sent to the respective schools after the assessment.
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