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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

HK records 6 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, of which four are imported cases while the other two are epidemiologically linked with a local case.   The two local cases involve a 56-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man who live in Block 4 of La Cite Noble in Tseung Kwan O.   The imported cases are from Indonesia and the Philippines.   A total of 162 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 37 local cases, of which 17 have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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