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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

CSD organises Christmas activities

The Correctional Services Department arranged for people in custody to attend Christmas activities during the festive period.


Catholic Bishop of Hong Kong Stephen Chow presided at Christmas Mass today at Stanley Prison to share his faith and Christmas blessings with participating inmates. He also visited the prison hospital to convey his sympathy and support to the patients.


Earlier on December 21, Archbishop of Hong Kong Andrew Chan presided at a Christmas service in Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution to preach and share religious messages with inmates and show his love and care to them.


Through the correctional services chaplain, voluntary chaplains and visitors from religious organisations, a wide range of spiritual and social services are offered to those in custody who wish to participate regardless of their religious affiliation, the department said.


The services include visits, teaching, counselling, religious worship and recreational activities, it added.

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