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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

Lantern displays illuminate LNY

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department is presenting Lunar New Year lantern displays at the Cultural Centre Piazza from today until February 25 to ring in the Year of the Dragon with the public.

 

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office and local paper-crafting master Chan Yiu-wah collaborated to design and craft lanterns featuring the green dragon which symbolises the vitality of spring.

 

The lanterns will shine bright daily from 6pm to 11pm.

 

Click here or call 2591 1340 for more information.

 

There will also be lantern carnivals at the Velodrome Park, Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square from February 20 to 25.


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