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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

No virus case in restricted area

The Government today completed the compulsory testing and enforcement operation in the Tin Shui Wai restricted area with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration at 8pm yesterday, requiring people in Shing Yu House, Block P, Tin Shing Court to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 850 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, more than 330 people were checked and no one was found to have breached the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff also visited about 320 households, of which 20 did not answer the door. They should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   People who stayed in the building for more than two hours from May 15 to June 4 must get testing by June 6 even if they were not at the building when the declaration took effect.
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