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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

Date set to start legislative session

The Government announced today that in accordance with section 4(3) of the Legislative Council Ordinance, the Chief Executive in Council has specified January 1, 2022 as the commencement date of the Seventh Legislative Council.   The Chief Executive has also specified January 12, 2022 as the commencement date of the 2022 legislative session under section 9(2) of the Legislative Council Ordinance and specified 11am of that date for holding the first meeting of the Legislative Council in accordance with section 10(1) of the same ordinance.   Notices announcing the commencement dates of the Seventh Legislative Council and the 2022 legislative session as well as the date and time of holding the council’s first meeting were gazetted today.
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