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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

6 COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   The newly confirmed cases took the number of infections in Hong Kong to 11,445.   The imported cases, comprising three males and three females, are from India, the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia.   A total of 229 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 153 local ones, of which 33 have unknown sources of infection.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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