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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

2 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving a man and a woman who arrived from the United Arab Emirates and the US.   A total of 24 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including 23 imported cases and one import-related case.   The centre reminded specified people linked to Chung Mei Building on 149-157 Tai Kok Tsui Road and Block 6, Handsome Court in Tuen Mun to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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