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Old 03-07-2017, 12:05 AM   #1
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[GLGT] Another Lift spoil! Plunged 4 stories to ground Floor!

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.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:09 AM   #3
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Moi wife has a nightmare this morning and she told me she was trapped in a lift that plunged. Cb why so many wierd things
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:12 AM   #5
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Moi wife has a nightmare this morning and she told me she was trapped in a lift that plunged. Cb why so many wierd things
Blame PM lee lor ,...zzzz so soft to his fellow cabinet Ministers and MPs... LAZY AND IDILE ..

last time under LKY where got this incident one .....

I still remember when I was a kid per month can see got maintenance one notice on the lift

unlike now very rarely to see it.

I think due to high rise new BTO flat,

perhaps the sub con hard to maintenance during day time as human flow is there.

Now a days every levels got lift too.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:12 AM   #6
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So where money from the increased s&c go to?
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:17 AM   #7
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Money know how to increase,

Lifts don't know how to maintain !
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:18 AM   #8
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15 PAP town councils to increase service and conservancy charges from June 1

paid more end up lifts became more dangerous. lucky no one die.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:19 AM   #9
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So where money from the increased s&c go to?
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:22 AM   #11
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Why no maintenance?

Train no maintenance , lift also no maintenance

Stop getting your Engineers from tiongland la
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:23 AM   #12
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If plunge from 10th floor, how many can survive? Horrible!
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:24 AM   #13
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4th floor leg break oni

lucky liao
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:27 AM   #14
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Why no maintenance?

Train no maintenance , lift also no maintenance

Stop getting your Engineers from tiongland la
Train private biz must profit big big but hdb??? So they can keep more fund to invest toxic shares?
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:30 AM   #15
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Honest mistake let's move on.
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