Construction scaffold collapses at Tseung Kwan O Chinese Medicine Hospital construction site

Chinese Medicine Hospital

29th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 10.17am today, a construction scaffold measuring approximately 20 meters by 50 meters collapsed and tilted outward at a high point of the site located at 8 Pak Shing Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O. A passerby immediately alerted authorities upon noticing the incident. Personnel arrived at the scene and preliminary assessments indicate that no injuries occurred during the incident. Relevant departments are currently evaluating whether the scaffold poses an immediate danger and are making plans for its removal after the incident.

It has been revealed that the site in question is part of the construction project for the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Medicine Hospital and the Government Chinese Medicines Testing Institute (GCMTI). Signs of tilting were observed in the area of the scaffold yesterday, leading to the decision not to schedule any work in the vicinity today.