Singapore: Lift technician dies in Chan Brothers Building at North Bridge Road. He was trapped between the lift he was repairing and the shaft.

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He was trapped in the shaft of the lift he was repairing.

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Technician dies after getting trapped in lift shaft in North Bridge Road building

27 Feb 2021 07:23PM(Updated: 27 Feb 2021 07:58PM)

SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old lift technician has died after getting trapped in the lift shaft of a building in North Bridge Road on Saturday (Feb 27).

The man was repairing the lift at the time of the incident, said the police.

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told CNA they received a call for assistance at 452 North Bridge Road at about 11.30am.

The man was found trapped in between the “narrow gap of the lift carriage and the metal support structure of the lift”, said SCDF.

The lift carriage was in between the second and the third floors of the building.

The operation was “highly complex and delicate” and required SCDF’s Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) as well as fire station personnel to operate rescue equipment within the confined space of the lift shaft, said SCDF.

Emergency medical personnel from both SCDF and Tan Tock Seng Hospital were on the scene to provide assistance.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at about 5.30pm.

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Kok Yufeng

  • PUBLISHED2 HOURS AGO

SINGAPORE – A 30-year-old lift technician died on Saturday (Feb 27) after getting trapped in a lift shaft at a building in North Bridge Road while he was conducting repair works.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the police told The Straits Times they were alerted to the incident at 452 North Bridge Road, the address for the Chan Brothers Building, at about 11.30am.

The lift technician was found trapped in a narrow gap between a lift carriage that was between the second and third storeys of the building, and the metal support structure of the lift.

Extricating the lift technician took about six hours, in what the SCDF said was a highly complex and delicate operation.

It required officers from the SCDF’s elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team and other fire station personnel to operate a slew of rescue equipment within the confined space of the lift shaft.

Besides SCDF’s emergency medical crew, an emergency medical team from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) was also on-site to provide medical assistance.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/lift-technician-dies-after-being-trapped-at-chan-brothers-building-in-north-bridge-road

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Mr Jeremiah Wong, senior marketing communications manager at Chan Brothers Travel, which owns the building, said that the travel agency was alerted to the incident around 1pm. Its directors reached the scene shortly afterwards.

“We are still awaiting an official update on the incident from the relevant authorities and, subsequently, the investigation report of the incident from the managing agent Parklane Property Service and the lift contractor Thyssenkrupp Elevator Singapore.”
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