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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

Tatler Asia refund option welcomed

The Government today welcomed organiser Tatler Asia’s decision to offer 50% refunds to those who purchased tickets for last weekend’s football match between Hong Kong and Inter Miami CF through its official sales channels. 

 

The Government commented that the compensation option is a responsible and positive act by the organiser, demonstrating a sense of commitment to customers.
 

It added that the organiser had responded to demands from various sectors of the community with sincerity.

 

Noting that various sectors may still have queries about the episode – particularly with regard to Messi not playing in the match due to injury but being able to participate in a match in Japan three days later – the Government expressed its hope that Inter Miami CF will offer an explanation to the people of Hong Kong and to the fans who travelled to the city for the match.


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