STOMP reported that a 3-year-old boy was injured when the roof of a lift at Block 480 Pasir Ris Drive 4 collapsed while he was taking the lift with his parents. The incident happened on Nov 10 at around 10pm.
According to the uncle of the boy who reported the incident, the metal panel of the roof fell on one side first, before fully collapsing. This was when it hit the boy on the head, traumatising him. The boy was treated for a minor injury at a clinic. Pasir-Ris Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) has not commented on this incident.
This incident is one of several lift mishaps which happened in Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council in recent months. In January, Facebook user Ben Tng reported that the lift in his block was operating while the its door was only half closed.
In May, a 77-year-old wheelchair bound man was killed when he fell backwards and cracked his skull in a fall in Pasir Ris.The accident happened at Block 247 Pasir Ris Street 21 because the lift in which he was in, was misaligned by 25 centimetres above the ground when it opened at the ground floor.
In July another lift in PRPTC gave residents a scare of their lives when the lift taken at the 15th floor, suddenly jerked strongly when it was in-between the 3rd and 4th floor, before shooting down and stopping between levels 2 and 3. Residents at Block 299A Compassvale Street where this incident happened said that there is a problem about once every three weeks with the lift.
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