A woman aged 48, who was working on the maintenance level has passed away after falling seven storeys at office building CapitaSpring on Friday (April 8).
The Singaporean woman was working on the maintenance level above the 16th floor of the building when she stepped on a false ceiling panel. The panel gave way under her weight and caused her to fall about 30m, landing on the 9th floor, a spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) told Straits Times.
Acc to ST, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a call for assistance at about 10.55am on Friday.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by an SCDF paramedic.
MOM said that the woman was an employee of Dragages Singapore, and the site occupier is Ascott International Management, an entirely owned business unit of CapitaLand.
Ministry Of Manpower spokesperson said MOM is investigating the accident, and has instructed Ascott to stop all access to the maintenance level.
“As a general safety measure, fragile surfaces should be marked clearly and conspicuously to warn of the risk of falling from height,” the spokesman told ST.
A spokesman for CapitaSpring told ST that the development places utmost importance on workplace safety, and that it requires all contractors and vendors to use appropriate equipment and follow safety procedures.
CapitaSpring is giving its fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigations of the incident, the spokesperson added.
“We are saddened by the passing of an employee of our contractor Dragages Singapore due to an incident involving a fall from height in the building on Friday”.
“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of our contractor’s late employee and we are extending our assistance to the family.”
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