12 Aug '17, 8am

Operation of escalator at White Sands mall suspended after girl’s foot gets stuck https://t.co/RCuUgdQRxM

SINGAPORE: The operation of an escalator at White Sands mall has been suspended after an incident involving a four-year-old girl’s right foot , the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said on Saturday (Aug 12). In a statement to the media, the BCA said they were alerted to the incident in Pasir Ris on the night of Aug 11. A four-year-old had gotten her shoe lodged in the escalator at around 9.30pm while she was descending from level two to level one. Her right foot was injured and she was taken to the hospital for treatment. BCA said after its engineers inspected the escalator at 11pm that night, the gap where the shoe had been lodged was found compliant with the prevailing code requirements. Advertisement Advertisement “However, in the interest of public safety, BCA will be suspending the operation of the escalator and instructing the owner to engage an Authorised E...

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