Another lift malfunction was in another housing estate has caused a 59-year-old woman to injure her spine.
The Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council (HBPTC) said today (Jun 9) that it had suspended the operation of a lift at Block 150 Petir Road after it “over-ran” and injured a 59-year-old woman on 7 June (Tuesday). it has appointed an authorised examiner to conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.
The town council said in their statement that the woman, who it identified only as a Madam Yeo, was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and warded for overnight observation before being discharged the next day on June 8. It said that it would continue to offer assistance to Mdm Yeo, who works as a part-time cleaner.
It is reported that the woman lives on the ninth floor of the HDB flat, and that she was going to the ground floor at the time of the accident. When the lift reached the ground floor, it suddenly shot up to the eleventh, and then down to the third, before shooting back-up to the twelfth.
The cleaner’s daughter in speaking to Channel NewsAsia said, “the impact was strong and my mum grabbed the railing but still fractured her spine. And when rescuers came, the gap between the lift and the floor made it hard to rescue my mum.”
Last month, a wheelchair bound 77-year-old man died in a malfunctioning lift accident in Pasir Ris.
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