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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

DC election arrangements ready

Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman David Lok said today the arrangements for tomorrow's 2023 District Council Ordinary Election are ready.


Mr Lok and Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang accompanied Chief Executive John Lee to visit the District Council geographical constituency polling station at Ningnan Secondary School to inspect the set-up and on-site rehearsal this morning.


“Arrangements for the elections are ready and electoral staff are in the final preparations and rehearsal, and will spare no effort to discharge their duties to ensure a smooth and accurate conduct of the poll and count tomorrow,” Mr Lok noted.


More than 600 District Council geographical constituency (DCGC) polling stations will be set up to serve about 4.33 million electors. A total of 18 District Committees constituency (DCC) polling stations will also be set up across the city for about 2,500 DCC electors to cast their DCC votes.


Mr Lok reminded DCC electors to cast their DCC and DCGC votes respectively at two polling stations.


He then joined Mr Tsang to inspect the near boundary polling stations set up at Hong Kong Taoist Association Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Kap Yan Directors' College.


The commission chairman extended his thanks to staff of the Registration & Electoral Office and other relevant bureaus and departments for their efforts, and called on registered electors to fulfil their civic responsibility and vote tomorrow.

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