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Old 03-07-2017, 08:53 AM   #91
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TC will say.... isolated incident....
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:55 AM   #92
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A few incidents is within tolerance range
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:57 AM   #93
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http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...ong-lift-drops

SINGAPORE - The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has issued a notice to suspend a lift at Block 542 Jurong West Avenue 1 for further investigation after one person was injured when it dropped suddenly on Saturday night.

In a media statement on Sunday (July 2), a BCA spokesman said the Jurong-Clementi Town Council is required to appoint an independent Professional Engineer to investigate into the cause of the incident and submit a report with the recommended rectification works to BCA.

The spokesman added that the lift is only allowed to resume its operation after the investigations are completed and the necessary rectification works by the Town Council's lift contractor are certified by the Professional Engineer, which must be done to the satisfaction of BCA.

One person was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on Saturday night, for injuries sustained when the lift she was in dropped suddenly.

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it responded to the incident at around 9.40pm and dispatched a red rhino, a fire bike and an ambulance to the scene.

A woman in her 30s was taken to hospital, they said.

She was in the lift with four others, and the occupants had managed to evacuate the lift by the time rescuers arrived.

Speaking to The Straits Times on Sunday, Mr Zulkiffle Saad, 48, who was in the lift at the time with his sister, brother-in-law, and 10-year-old daughter, told The Straits Times that he and his relatives were visiting his nephew's house for Hari Raya when the incident occurred.

The lift had stopped on the fourth floor and one of his legs was already out of the door when they heard a sound like a cable snapping.

Everything happened in a matter of seconds afterwards.

He said: "My in-law saw the lift tilt and pulled me in - then the lift door closed and the lift plunged to the ground."

Mr Saad said that the next thing he knew, the lift had hit the ground and his sister was crying and screaming on the floor of the lift saying that her leg was broken.

Looking out of the window of the lift, he saw that it had come to a stop about one-third of the way below ground level.

However, the ordeal was not over yet for the family, as they were afraid that the motor of the lift might fall on them. His sister was also in a lot of pain.

By this time, Mr Saad's nephew, who had heard the noise and felt the vibrations of the impact from the fourth floor, had run to the ground floor and attempted to pry the door open, but failed to do so.

Mr Saad then forced the lift door open from the inside, and the family was able to evacuate the lift shortly before the SCDF arrived.

Speaking to The Straits Times over the phone from the hospital, Mr Saad said that his sister was currently warded in the Accident and Emergency department for a fractured leg, and that the family was arranging for her to be moved to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital as she required an operation for a torn ligament as well.

Mr Saad and his brother-in-law both suffered from back pain following the incident, while his daughter suffered bruises.

In addition, Mr Saad received swelling in his left thumb from his attempts to pry the door open.

He added that his daughter was traumatised from the incident, and has been afraid to take the lift since.

On Sunday, Ms Raudhah Putri, the injured woman's niece, wrote about the incident.
Long long time ago inside lift got certificate showing life when service and when is the due date for next servicing.
Why now no more already ?
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:57 AM   #94
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Cheaper lifts can move faster but not betterer.

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Old 03-07-2017, 09:03 AM   #96
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Long long time ago inside lift got certificate showing life when service and when is the due date for next servicing.
Why now no more already ?
still got but not accessible by the public.
its hidden somewhere.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:06 AM   #97
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still got but not accessible by the public.
its hidden somewhere.
How do we know the lift got service as schedule ????
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:21 AM   #98
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See, fake news, since it's not from 154. What only 1 snapped cable incident, here's one on an island of just 5m people.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:21 AM   #99
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this is a 1st world issue
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:26 AM   #100
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Who has been awarded to do lift maintenance for these estates?

You see, you open tender for maintenance and going by procedure, the cheapest offer gets it.

This is world class standard going by the methods of Singapore govt.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:26 AM   #101
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Waiting for disaster to happen. See which tc sway
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:27 AM   #102
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Cheaper lifts can move faster but not betterer.

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Every damn thing in Singapore is cheaper-er.

But it's definitely not better-er.

Just like tooth picks from a certain restaurant.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:30 AM   #103
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How do we know the lift got service as schedule ????
Even if it were displayed openly and service maintenance were done, who can be satisfied with mediocre service done by cheapest staff without skill and experience?

This is Singapore today. Everything is outsourced. No more direct accountability.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:33 AM   #104
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Sg is like China in the 80s 90s.
Going for substandard products while angbao many many. Tell me there is no corruption.

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Old 03-07-2017, 09:35 AM   #105
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A few incidents is within tolerance range
If you are the one who died in the incident, would you or your family be so ready to accept this within tolerance?
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