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Lift technician dies after being trapped in shaft of Chan Brothers Building

SINGAPORE — A lift technician, who was trapped in the shaft of the Chan Brothers Building along North Bridge Road, died on Saturday (Feb 27). In a statement, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it received a call for help at 452 North Bridge Road at about 11.30am on Saturday. Officers at the scene saw a lift technician trapped in a narrow gap between the lift carriage and the metal support structure of the lift. The carriage was between the second and third floors. “This was a highly complex and delicate operation requiring SCDF s elite disaster assistance and rescue team and fire station personnel to operate a slew of rescue equipment within the confined space of the lift shaft,” SCDF said. Apart from SCDF’s emergency medical crew, an emergency medical team from Tan Tock Seng Hospital was also at the scene to provide medical help. The lift technician was pronounced dead at the scene around 5.30pm. The incident comes days after a fire at a Tuas industrial unit killed three workers and left five others in critical condition. The Ministry of Manpower announced on Saturday that Manpower Minister Josephine Teo would appoint an inquiry committee to examine the factors that led to Wednesday s fatal accident and put forth recommendations to prevent a repeat.


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