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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

462k vaccine jabs given

About 462,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 292,600 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 18,500 people getting their second dose.   About 6,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them about 6,200 received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs).   About 400 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 6,510 people received their second dose of Sinovac vaccine today, including about 6,500 people vaccinated at the CVCs and about 10 people through private doctors and clinics.   As of 8pm, about 3,500 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   As of midnight, two people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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