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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

18 virus cases in restricted area

The Government today announced that 18 positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercise for the restricted area in Wong Tai Sin.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday covering Kai Chun House of Kai Chuen Court in Wong Tai Sin.   Eighteen positive and one indeterminate cases were detected at the building where 814 people were tested.   Government staff also visited 468 households there and will follow up on those who did not answer the door.
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