30 Aug '13, 3pm

NSF died from allergic reaction to zinc chloride fumes, says coroner

NSF died from allergic reaction to zinc chloride fumes, says coroner

SINGAPORE: A coroner's inquiry has determined that full-time national serviceman Dominique Sarron Lee died from an acute allergic reaction to inhaling zinc chloride fumes. He had inhaled fumes from six smoke grenades that were used during a military training exercise last April. The 21-year-old passed out during the exercise and died in hospital later. The inquiry also found that Private Lee, who had a history of asthma, did not die from an asthma attack. State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid, however, noted that he had underplayed his condition during a pre-enlistment medical checkup. Private Lee had indicated that the last asthma attack he suffered was three years ago, when in fact he had suffered one three months before the checkup and had seen a GP about it. Private Lee's family contend that his medical records should have been reviewed by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) an...

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