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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

Ingrid Yeung visits Home Affairs Dept

Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung today visited the Home Affairs Department to learn about its work and the challenges it faces.

 

Mrs Yeung first met directorate staff who updated her on the department’s work in promoting district governance.

 

She also exchanged views with staff representatives from various grades.

 

The civil service chief visited the divisions responsible for supporting and overseeing the District Services & Community Care Teams, supporting building management, and promoting social enterprises.

 

She received a briefing by frontline staff on their work in co-ordinating with the 452 care teams in various districts to strengthen the support for community work and networks.

 

Mrs Yeung also inspected the offices of the Wan Chai District Council (DC) Secretariat, the Community Affairs Section and the District Management & Administration Section, to get an idea of their work in co-organising community activities and liaison with the DCs.

 

She concluded her visit at the Wan Chai Home Affairs Enquiry Centre which provides general enquiry and free oath or affirmation services for the public.


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