Yet another faulty lift accident injures woman despite being flagged by block residents for over a year

1919
picture credit: CNA

In yet another faulty lift accident, Lift D in Block 542 Jurong West Ave 1 suddenly shot down from the fourth floor to the ground level while passengers tried to exit the compartment, before getting stuck halfway below ground. At least two passengers were injured while one woman had to be hospitalised

The victims’ relative claims that this particular lift has been flagged due to prior incidents to the town council and their Member of Parliament but that no action has been taken for over a year. The lift is located in the ward of the chairman of the Jurong-Clementi Town Council, Mr Ang Wei Neng, – that too, in a GRC anchored by Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

Netizen Raudhah Putri shared her account of the accident which involved her family on Facebook. Raudhah wrote that her father was on his way out of the elevator when her uncle heard a snap and pulled her father back in. The lift then shot down so suddenly that if her father had not been pulled in, his leg might have been severely injured.

It appears that Raudhah’s aunt was not so lucky as she allegedly injured her leg from the impact of the lift coming to a standstill after shooting down. She was subsequently hospitalised. When the lift stopped below ground level, Raudhah’s father forced the lift’s doors open and evacuated all the passengers but also injured his hand in the process.

Raudhah wrote that long before this latest incident, another group of boys were involved in an accident in the faulty lift although none of them were injured. “This matter was brought up to the Town Council and the MP while they made their rounds in the neighbourhood. The MP was informed about this matter upfront by the residents and even after a year, no action taken.”

Yesterday there was an accident happened in the lift at Block 542 Jurong West Ave 1, Lift D. Apparently, the lift…

Posted by Raudhah Putri on Saturday, 1 July 2017

Get the latest news, opinions and commentaries. Available on Android  

43 comments

  1. Who did they vote for….this political party is the ONE and ONLY who change the LAW concerning the lift annual certification. For the past 7 yra or more there were no more annual inspection and the voters take that for granted. So they must pay with theirnown safety….even after paying for the TC services …. them bloody koo koo citizens. Nabey.

  2. Many things breaking down. Some falling down. Some not yet falling down until a committee and a boy decides. This country is being driven down by a civil servant that lacks the business acumen, courage, foresight and will to win on the global stage. Instead, the response to the family dispute is what is the main job.

  3. You think they care???? You 69% voters keep on fantasizing. Once in a while they will throw some crumbs to them to keep them happy while they gorge themselves on the gravy train.
    These wealthy moron self-serving leaders will run the country to the ground. It is already happening!!! Open your eyes!!!!!

  4. Dilys Tan says:

    Though DPM is one of the world highest paid minister, but he is not directly involved in this matter. Next…

    Nobody is liable for any fault if you know how to wayang! This is reality, the current state of Singapore.

  5. Ronald Lim says:

    This is ownself check ownself. Uniquely Singapore innovation. You and complain no use. Even LHL’s siblings not able to get anything improved. Just vote them out next GE. But before that vote against their preferred minority candidate, even if Halimah.

  6. Cai Lee says:

    Paying million to Town council and it’s Mayor but tell them there is a problem that need to be fixed no one seems to care from the town council or ensure it checked. But Ya if you faiedl to pay CC on time they come chasing with red letter

  7. Facebook Profile photo
    William Lim ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    who runs the town council? just a bunch of good for nothing lackeys and cronies.
    any problem just blame it on lift contractor – sigma. want to use cheap lifts but ended up with so many problems. use cheap labour also ended up with lots of problems.

  8. Ace Chew says:

    This Mr Ang was on United Square today as guest of honor of some event there. That’s no where near the faulty lift !!!! For us? Your GE slogan?!!

  9. Sorry but in my polite
    Manner .goddam town council do your damn jobs u lazy bastards u sit in your Aircon rooms and makan Gaji Butac and get your Pinoy assistants answer your call to get the verbal abuse .

  10. Victim sue the town council members of parliament for negligence lahhhh…informed for over 1 year plus still no action taken, until injured a person…lucky only injured,not like the previous incident where it ended in tragic death….stupid GRC members begets stupid residents

    1. Kenny Tan “… nice if Gov pay the medical”??… they give you $100 and then take back $300,bro…you still think they are a bunch of “Nice” people sitting in the Parliament..??

    2. Kenny Tan says:

      Sue need time and money…it will not happen…it will be VERY NICE is gov pay the medical bill

      This country made majority of us work and work to survive…majority of us living in HDB, where to have additional money for lawyers? It is a game for the rich…not commoners

  11. WH Wong says:

    For this issue concerning safety of the public, a ministerial committee should be set up under MND and no need to be a secretive one. It must be openly done to have the biggest wayang effect but still need no public input………

  12. They can be silent, but the people should not be dumb enough not to see where all signs are pointing? Unless they want to wait for their MP openly admit they have not lived up to basic expectations? Will that happened? Seemed not, look at the MRT, all kept quiet. This is current standard of pap government?

    1. Someone did say 3 times breakdown in a year is normal and lets hear her say about injuries? Or another one will say “breakdown is a breakdown”, but with injury? There was an elderly in mechanised mover that resulted in his death!

  13. To current G, no Singaporean life is important only the G n their family member life is value . Because we all are not ” FT ” . To the G, “FT” is the smart guy helping Singaporean to earn an living .

  14. Whatever corrective propose will be bill to the resident !! TC , Parking all increase .
    PM / Primary Mentality . Just to supplement their millions , Not helping out Netizens !!

    1. Steven Lee says:

      Actually my lifts in Toa Payoh almost every week break down …

      Now I take photos of the breakdown to shaft them down the MP’s throat when he comes on election time….

      Anyway that’s the only time we heard from him for all the salary he collected as any MP ..

Comments are closed.