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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

Cheers to 2024

As the clock struck midnight and 2024 began, Victoria Harbour was transformed into a mesmerising spectacle of brilliant fireworks.

 

The grandest countdown fireworks ever seen in the area drew crowds of spectators who eagerly gathered on both sides of the harbour to witness the breathtaking display that lasted for an impressive 12 minutes.

 

The news.gov.hk team wishes all our readers a healthy and prosperous New Year.


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