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SENGKANG RESIDENT INJURED AFTER HDB LIFT “SHOT” UP TO TOP FLOOR, LIFT SUSPENDED

A lift in Sengkang reportedly malfunctioned and shot up to the top floor of a HDB building at Block 158D Rivervale Crescent, according to Shin Min Daily News.

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A resident who was inside the lift at the time was injured as a result of the incident that happened back in August.

The lift has since been unusable, and the building is left with just 1 working lift which has increased the waiting time at the 18-storey HDB block.

Speaking to SMDN, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said that they received a report of the incident on 24 August.

The resident who was injured, suffered bruises on her shoulders, and the town council was then ordered to stop the lift operations and appoint a technician to investigate the incident, as well as take appropriate measures.

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A report by the technician was then submitted on 23 September citing the malfunction of the life’s brakes as the cause, measures were then taken the next day.

However, BCA said that they didn’t receive the final investigation report until 20 October.

They will be reviewing the report to make sure that standards are met during the investigation and restoration work on the lift.

Checks were also done on the other lifts in the same building and they were working normal.

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