SMRT, DIRECTOR & FORMER TECHNICIAN CHARGED OVER FATAL ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED DEATH OF 2 TRAINEES

SMRT Trains Ltd, one of it’s director and a former staff were charged over the fatal accident that caused two of their trainees to lose their lives. [https://www.allsingaporestuff.com/article/smrt-accident-ceo-desmond-kueks-official-statement]

SMRT was charged under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Section 12 of which stipulates that it is the duty of every employer to take measures necessary to ensure the safety and health of employees at work so far as is reasonably practicable.

The director, Teo Wee Kiat was charged under Section 48 (1) – should an offence be committed by a corporate body, an officer of this body shall be guilty of the offence and be liable to be punished.

Anyone found guilty under this Act and has no penalty expressly provided shall be liable to a fine not more than S$200,000 or jail of up to two years, or both. If it is the case of a corporate body, the fine is up to S$500,000.

The former staff, a technician, Lim Say Heng, was charged with causing death by a negligent act under the Penal Code.

It is understood that Lim was fired in September following the tragic accident.

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