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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

HK Park art fair to open

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today that it will run the new phase of the Arts Corner at Hong Kong Park from January 1 to December 31 next year.
 
The fair will be open between noon and 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in the outdoor area near the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware inside the park.
 
It will feature 10 stalls displaying and selling handicrafts and artistic works such as fabric crafts and ornaments, as well as providing cultural and arts services including painting and portrait sketching.
 
The department said the Arts Corner aims to enhance public interest in arts and enrich the arts atmosphere in Hong Kong, adding that it will make the park a more appealing and enjoyable place for visitors.
 
Moreover, the Arts Fun Fair at Kowloon Park is now open between 1pm and 7pm every Sunday and on public holidays until May 26 next year at the park's Loggia, while Arts Corner in Victoria Park is open from 10am to 6pm on Sundays and public holidays until August 25 next year at the park's bandstand.
 
For enquiries, call 2521 5041 (Hong Kong Park), 2724 3344 (Kowloon Park) or 2890 5824 (Victoria Park).


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