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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

Testing compliance check done

The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation at Block 7 of Locwood Court, Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai, which was earlier included in a compulsory testing notice.   The enforcement action was conducted from 7am to 10am by the Innovation, Technology & Industry Bureau and its departments together with the Yuen Long Police District and the Department of Health.   Having checked 233 people’s test records, three were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice and were issued with a compulsory testing order.   A fixed penalty notice of $10,000 was also issued to two of them.
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