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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

Over 1k cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 1,063 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas covering eight buildings in Yuen Long, Kowloon City and Aberdeen.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday for Shin Yung, Shin Oi and Shin Leung houses of Long Shin Estate in Yuen Long, where about 2,580 people were tested and 264 preliminary positive cases were identified.   For Lok Ching, Hong Ching and Yan Ching houses of Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon City, which were also covered by the declarations, around 4,950 people got tested and 744 preliminary positive cases were detected.   At Hoi Chun and Hoi Chu courts of Aberdeen Centre, 55 out of about 700 people tested preliminarily positive for the virus.   There were also 102 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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