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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

iAM Smart to suspend service

The mobile app services of iAM Smart will be temporarily suspended from 11pm on February 2 to perform a system upgrade, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer announced today.


In addition to explaining that the aim of the system upgrade is to facilitate the introduction of additional new functions, the office pointed out that the services of the one-stop personalised digital services platform are expected to resume by 7am on February 3.


It also advised users to make advance arrangements for their online services or use other means provided by the website or mobile application of the relevant government departments or organisations to access the required services if necessary during the system upgrade.

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