28 Feb '17, 9am

SMRT Trains fined $400k for workplace safety lapse which resulted in two deaths

SMRT Trains fined $400k for workplace safety lapse which resulted in two deaths

SINGAPORE - In what has been described as SMRT's worst fatal rail incident to date, SMRT Trains was fined $400,000 on Tuesday (Feb 28) for failing to take practicable steps to ensure the safety and health of its employees at a workplace. The contravention under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) resulted in the deaths of two young trainees at the Mass Rapid Transit train track between Tampines and Pasir Ris stations on March 22 last year (2016). Mr Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, were part of a joint 15-member inspection team deployed to inspect a fault detected at a point machine on the train track when a train barrelled into them near Pasir Ris station. The duo who had just joined the company in January had reported to Tanah Merah station for their on-the-job attachment for the day. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensu...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/smrt-t...

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