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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

Priority groups receive Comirnaty jabs

Arranged by the Government, around 100 people in the vaccination priority groups received the Comirnaty vaccine at the community vaccination centre at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre this morning.   They included healthcare workers, air crew and officers of the six disciplined services, namely Police, Customs, the Correctional Services Department, the Fire Services Department, the Immigration Department and the Government Flying Service.   Through their actions, they appealed to other members of the priority groups to get vaccinated early, with a view to protecting themselves and others.
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