Tag Archives: PIE

HUMAN ERROR THE CAUSE OF HIGHWAY COLLAPSE?

It was suggested that the collapse happened because there could have been an error in the design, or the structures were not constructed to design specifications. If despite stringent checks and counter checks done to ensure this does not occur, but yet it still did, then questions would have to be asked of the structural engineers who did the checks. Another reason could have been ground movement, but again, this would have been checked before works are carried out.

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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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1 DEAD 10 INJURED AS UNCOMPLETED HIGHWAY STRUCTURE COLLAPSE AT UPP CHANGI RD

One was pronounced dead while 10 others were injured after an uncompleted highway structure collapsed along Upper Changi Rd East this morning. The incident happened near the PIE exit to the TPE at around 3.35am. As many as 60 SCDF officers were alerted to the scene. Latest update: SCDF announced that it completed its rescue operations and has accounted for all of the construction workers.

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9 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN TO HOSPITAL IN CHAIN COLLISION AT PIE

Seven vehicles collided on the PIE on Tuesday, causing one 9 year old girl to be sent to hospital. The collision involved a van, a lorry and five cars along the PIE heading towards Changi Airport. The girl was reportedly travelling in the last car in the chain collision, and she was taken conscious to KK Women and Children's Hospital. The accident took place after Stevens Road Exit, and the congestion were up till Lornie Road.

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HEAVY DOWNPOUR CAUSED TREE TO FALL ON PIE, NO INJURIES REPORTED

The heavy rain that affected Singapore this Friday morning have caused some havoc on the PIE heading towards Changi before the Lornie Road exit. A tree branch fell on the road, blocking one lane of the expressway. LTA confirmed via their Twitter account that at 10:14am, the tree branch fell on the expressway, causing a massive jam there. There were no reports of the tree falling on any vehicles that might have passed through during the particular time.

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