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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

Senior appointment announced

The Government today announced that Deputy Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Commerce & Industry) Vivian Sum will take up the post of Commissioner for Tourism on April 15.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said Ms Sum is a seasoned Administrative Officer with proven leadership and management skills.   “I have every confidence that she will serve the community with professionalism in her new capacity,” he added.
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