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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

304k get COVID-19 jab

Around 304,100 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 213,300 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 90,800 their first dose of the BioNTech jab, the Government announced.   About 27,500 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 11,800 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 15,700 the BioNTech one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 84%, while around 96% have received the BioNTech jab at 19 centres.   As of midnight, 12 people were sent to hospital for treatment. 
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