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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

Dragon-themed passes launched

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department today launched special editions of its Museum Pass to help museum lovers celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

 

There are two designs for the special passes: one with a traditional “double fire dragons in red” pattern, and another with the department’s mascots, Enggie Pup and Artti Kitty, in Lunar New Year costumes.

 

The passes are now available for sale at seven designated museums, including the Museum of Art, the Museum of History, the Heritage Museum, the Science Museum, the Space Museum, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum and the Museum of Coastal Defence.

 

Each pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. In addition to enjoying unlimited admission to fee-charging permanent and special exhibitions at the department’s, pass holders can also attend free bespoke events including Members’ Days, Members’ Nights, “Meet the Curators” Lectures, and special workshops or screenings.

 

The annual fees for family passes, individual passes and concessionary passes are $100, $50 and $25 respectively.

 

Click here for details.


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