PM Lee: Bugis MRT worksite accident shouldn’t have happened
Posted by temasektimes on July 20, 2012
In a comment posted on his Facebook, PM Lee wrote he was saddened by what happened:
“Very saddened to read about the accident at the Downtown Line work site in Bugis yesterday, in which two foreign workers were killed. It should not have happened. My condolences to the families of the two victims.”
He also praised the Singapore Civil Defence Force for undertaking the rescue operations:
“Also, my sympathies for the SCDF firefighters who were injured in the rescue operations there, and in fighting the East Village Hotel fire on Monday. I wish them a speedy recovery. They and all who have responded to the incidents have served bravely and are a credit to the Singapore Civil Defence Force.”
Two workers were killed when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed on them as they were pouring cement into the mould.