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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

LCSD reports COVID-19 case

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department today said a worker who provides plant maintenance services in Sham Shui Po has tested positive for COVID-19.   The worker had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case and was notified yesterday that she had tested positive for the virus.   She has no recent travel history and last worked on February 10. She wore surgical masks when performing her duties and her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening at work.   Thorough cleaning and sterilisation at the work areas concerned and all related public facilities have been arranged.   Additionally, a technical officer of the Transport Department has tested preliminarily positive for the virus.   The officer works on 15/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices and the floor concerned is not open to the public.   He has no recent travel history and last performed duties this morning. He wore face masks when performing tasks and followed relevant disease prevention measures at work.   His workplace, including the common areas, will also be fully cleaned and sterilised.
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