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Death at 1-Altitude: Pit guard fell into exposed as workers found it quite troublesome to cover daily

SINGAPORE - A part-time security officer was killed last year after he fell into a 4m-deep pit near the 1-Altitude rooftop bar at One Raffles Place. A coroner s inquiry into Mr Shaun Tung Mun Hon s death revealed that the opening had been left uncovered by workers who were tasked with cleaning the building s facade. On Wednesday (Aug 5), a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) officer told State Coroner Kamala Ponnampalam that the workers had found moving the concrete slab to cover the opening on a daily basis, quite troublesome . Barricades and warning signs had also been put up near the opening at an earlier time. But the MOM officer testified that these measures were not effective . The court heard that the ministry is contemplating action against the parties involved and that investigations are ongoing. A concrete slab cover, weighing about 80kg, had been moved to expose an opening near the nightspot on June 9 last year. The opening led to a pit and guests were barred from entering the area surrounding it.


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