SMRT Worker Dies In Bishan Depot Accident On 23 Mar, Safety Time-Out Called While Investigations Ongoing

SMRT Worker Succumbs To Injuries In Hospital After Accident At Bishan Depot

SMRT revealed shocking news today (23 Mar) after a worker died in a freak accident at Bishan Depot earlier this morning.


According to The Straits Times (ST), the accident occurred at 9.20am, and the worker was sent to hospital immediately.

Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries roughly 2 hours later, at around 11.20am.

SMRT worker sustained serious injuries at Bishan Depot

Technical Officer Muhammad Afiq bin Senawi was working in a Rolling Stock workshop at the depot this morning, reports ST.

The Rolling Stock workshop is where staff perform inspections on trains.

How he got hurt is unclear, but he was reportedly operating a hydraulic press machine when the accident happened.

A hydraulic press machine. Photo for illustration purposes only.

He was immediately given first aid, until paramedics arrived to take him to the hospital.

But after 2 hours, he succumbed to his injuries.

LTA, MOM & police investigating incident

ST adds that SMRT will be assisting the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and police with investigations.

They have called for a safety time-out in the meantime, which includes a suspension of all similar maintenance works.

MS News extends our sincere condolences to the victim’s family, and hope they’ll soon find the closure that they need.

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