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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

Fraudulent job ad alert issued

The Social Welfare Department today alerted the public to fraudulent job advertisements posted on a social media platform.


The job advertisements, carrying the departmental logo, claim to recruit part-time and full-time staff to assist in website management.


The department clarified that it did not publish such job advertisements.


The case has been reported to Police and the social media platform has also been informed to follow up on the matter.


Anyone who has provided personal information to suspicious websites or unknown individuals via the advertisements should contact Police, the department added.


Call the Social Welfare Department at 2343 2255 for enquiries.

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