28 Feb '17, 8am

SMRT fined S$400,000 for safety lapses leading to fatal accident near Pasir Ris station

SINGAPORE: Public transport operator SMRT Trains was fined a record S$400,000 on Tuesday (Feb 28) for safety lapses that resulted in the deaths of two employees on Mar 22 last year. Prosecutors said SMRT’s “systemic failure” to enforce compliance with safety procedures is “worrying”, and that “widespread” disregard for safety procedures can be traced as far back as 2002 . SMRT pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) for failing to take measures necessary to ensure the safety and health of its employees at work. Trainees Nasrulhudin Majumudin, 26, and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, were hit and killed by an oncoming train between Tampines and Pasir Ris MRT stations. They were on the train tracks between the two stations when they were hit. They had been part of a 15-man team, led by assistant engineer Lim Say Heng, sent to...

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