SINGAPORE: Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) has temporarily suspended installation activities at Block 471C Fernvale Street after a resident was caught on camera obstructing the workers from carrying out their duties.
The video shows a man using a pole to disturb the gondola which is carrying the workers above, before he resorted to grabbing one of the gondola’s ropes in an attempt to prevent the workers from ascending the block. The resident was observed shouting at the workers while threatening legal action against them.
An AMKTC spokesperson has since said that the incident took place during a planned installation of anti-bird nettings at the block. Revealing that residents had ample notice before the works were carried out, the representative said:
“Prior to the commencement of the works, a notice was prominently displayed at the lift lobby’s notice board to inform residents of Block 471C Fernvale Street about the installation works taking place between May 31 to June 30, 2023. It was unfortunate that the incident arose despite TC’s best effort to communicate and adhere to the work schedule.”
The spokesman said that the works have been temporarily suspended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved, as the incident had caused potential safety risks for both the resident and the workers involved.
He added, “AMKTC is committed to open communication and close collaboration with our residents. Should any concerns or queries arise in the future, we encourage residents to reach out to AMKTC and we will do our best to address them promptly.”