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CAPITALAND CHARGED AFTER WORKER FELL THROUGH TAMPINES MALL CEILING & DIED

CapitaLand Retail Management, which runs Tampines Mall, was charged in court yesterday (4 August) with allegedly lapses in safety, following an incident in 2020 that resulted in the death of a worker.

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TODAY reported that CapitaLand was charged with failing to ensure the safety of everyone in the mall, as well as being accused of failing to provide and maintain adequate lighting at every part of the 5th floor where people were working or passing by.

They are being accused of failing to provide effective guardrails to prevent falls through openings along the walkway.

The incident happened on 25 January 2020, when an Indian national was performing cleaning works along the walkway on the 4th floor, and crashed through a false ceiling, landing on the 3rd floor.

The SCDF responded to the incident and arrived on site at about 1.20am, and the man was later sent to Singapore Changi General Hospital, before succumbing to his injuries and dying.

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The deceased was a worker of Cleaning Express Pte Ltd, while the mall was run by CapitaLand Retail Management, according to MOM.

If convicted, CapitaLand Retail Management faces a fine of up to $500,000.

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