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LCSD hands camcorder to police for investigation into tree pruner's death
Leisure and Cultural Services Department has handed over to the police a camcorder of a government vehicle which could have captured the accident of a tree pruner falling to death.
A spokesman said the department is fully cooperating with the police for the investigation of the case. It has sent the camcorder and its memory card to officers.
The government is, at the same time, investigating the incident to find out the cause and to prevent similar accidents in the future.
The accident happened on August 18 when two LCSD workers an elevated work platform on Water Street to trim trees on the roadside.
They were working at a height of about 10 meters when the boom of the elevating work platform suddenly broke.
Two workers were trapped. Female worker Tsang Choi-yu died after she was sent to hospital. Her 46-year-old male colleague suffered broken ribs.
The LCSD recommended to bury Tsang at Gallant Garden, where civil servants who died on duty were laid to rest. The proposal has been approved.
US sanctions several Hong Kong-based Chinese entities over Iran: website
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Chinese planes enter Taiwan’s air-defense zone just one day after Taipei announced extra $9bn to beef up its military
Taipei has reported that 10 Chinese aircraft crossed into its air-defense zone, just one day after Taiwan pledged an extra $9 billion to beef up its military against Beijing.
Hong Kong opposition trade union finally met its match with Beijing
The Confederation of Trade Unions fought for better pay and conditions for workers for more than three decades. With its dissolution looming, analysts look back over where it be...
Booking for rooms at Penny's Bay to suspend starting Sunday
Booking for rooms at Penny's Bay quarantine center will be suspended starting the coming Sunday for government to revise procedures and to handle submitted applications.
US sanctions seven Hong Kong-based Chinese entities over Iran, Hezbollah
The designations came as part of a broader action by the US Treasury Department that targeted Lebanon and Kuwait-based financial conduits that fund the Lebanese Shiite group Hez...
Ex-Hong Kong leader starts new channel to promote national identity
Online channel is managed by Think Hong Kong run by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, who says he hopes to make every Hongkonger proud of being Chinese.
Jimmy Lai banned to exercise voting rights at Next Digital
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai chi-ying saw his application to restore voting rights at Next Digital banned by the High Court today.
Construction worker falls to his death in Tuen Mun
A construction worker suspectedly slipped and fell to his death in Tuen Mun this afternoon when working on the exterior wall of a building.
Top advisers to Hong Kong leader join study on third jab against Covid-19
Participants had lost their antibody protection against symptomatic infection of Covid-19 since taking their initial jabs, but one medical expert says decline is no cause for al...
Former Tuen Mun district councilor Josephine Chan heads to UK
Former Tuen Mun district council chairwoman Josephine Chan Shu-ying has left Hong Kong and headed to the UK to meet her husband Lee Wing-tat there, according to sources.
Chef who led kitchens at Hong Kong and Singapore Shangri-La hotels dies
Mok Kit-keung, a 58-year-old father of three, dies suddenly, days after he and his team at Shang Palace Chinese fine-dining restaurant in the Singapore Shangri-La won their firs...
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