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Viral video of pedestrian being struck by falling air-con under HDB block in Tampines gains renewed traction

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A viral video that shows the aftermath of pedestrian being struck by a falling air-conditioner condenser unit has gained renewed traction online and has been circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp recently.

In the video, a badly injured man can be seen lying on the pavement right outside the HDB block’s void deck area as emergency personnel prepare to move the injured man onto a stretcher.

An ambulance can be seen with its doors open nearby, waiting to receive the injured man who appears unable to walk, as a mangled Mitsubishi Electric air conditioner can be seen lying near the man:

Careful when you walk below a block of flats as things can fall from above. This happened in Tampines.

Posted by Samuel Veera Singaram on Sunday, 1 July 2018

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While many netizens sharing the video appear to believe that the incident occurred recently, the incident actually occurred a year ago, in June 2017. Despite this, it appears that the video is making a comeback online.

According to HDB rules, homeowners can be fined up to S$5,000 and/or be jailed for up to six months if air-conditioners are improperly installed, under the Building Control Act.

Homeowners can also be slapped with a maximum $10,000 fine and/or a maximum 1-year jail term of, if the air-conditioner falls due to lack of maintenance. This rule falls under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA).Follow us on Social Media

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