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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 East Job Centre to move

The Labour Department today announced it will relocate the Hong Kong East Job Centre on May 22 and rename it the Admiralty Job Centre.   The Admiralty Job Centre will be located at 9/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway. It will start operations on May 24, and open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon. Call 2591 1318 for enquiries.   The existing Hong Kong East Job Centre at 34/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai will close on May 22. Job seekers may use the North Point Job Centre at 12/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, the Hong Kong West Job Centre at 4/F, Western Magistracy Building, 2A Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun or other job centres.   They can also browse job vacancies on the department's Interactive Employment Service website.
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