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WHY WAS OR KIM PEOW AWARDED ANOTHER TENDER WHILE UNDER LTA INVESTIGATION FOR WORKER DEATH?

If Or Kim Peow Construction was already under LTA investigation for safety violations after a worker of their died, why was Or Kim Peow awarded the tender when there were other capable companies who bid for the job? Shouldn't there be punitive action taken while a company is being investigated? How can a company who flouts safety rules be seen as being rewarded with a huge contract when their safety record is poor?

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ROOT CAUSE OF MRT GLITCH FOUND, SOLUTION NOT FOUND

However, despite the discovery of "root causes" and imminent software patching work, Mr Lee made no commitment on when the new signalling system would settle down. LTA had said that it would take up to six months, or by November for the signalling system to be tweaked.

So, despite SMRT happily announcing the discovery of the root cause of the problems, the solution is still far from being reached. Expect more delays.

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NETIZEN: PROHIBIT YOUNG DRIVERS FROM TAKING VOCATIONAL LICENCE, THEY CAUSE ACCIDENTS

Netizen Laura called for the LTA to prohibit young drivers from taking vocational licence as she claimed they are reckless and may cause accidents on the road. "1 life lost is 1 too many, if they drive a car can cause 1 casualty, then how about driving a bus, that will be 40 casualties at least!" What do you think?

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HIGHWAY CONTRACTOR FINED 2 YRS AGO FOR NOT TAKING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The contractor in charge of building the affected highway, Or Kim Peow Construction, was fined $250,000 2 years ago for failing to take safety precautions and causing a worker's death in an accident at Yio Chu Kang flyover. In 2015, 4 workers fell when the platform they were on gave way. The accident happened because the company did not check if the platform was properly put up. At the time, the Manpower Ministry said: "This is a clear case of a company that does not take workplace safety seriously". But 2 years later, they're still using the same contractor and look what happened!

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LTA SADDENED BY WORKSITE ACCIDENT, SAYS IT'LL INVESTIGATE IF THERE ARE LAPSES

The LTA has released a media statement on the Upper Changi Rd worksite accident where 1 worker was killed and another 10 injured. The deceased is from China. LTA said it is investigating if there are any lapses and working with MOM, SCDF and the Police to deal with the matter. "Preliminary investigations indicate that the corbels supporting the pre-cast beams had given way. As a precautionary measure, LTA is checking all other work sites. Works at all LTA road and rail construction sites will observe a safety timeout this morning."

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