The deadline for the case report for the Tah Ching Road lift incident on 9 Oct, which severed the hand of an elderly woman, has been extended from 17 Oct to 26 Oct, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday (18 Oct).
DPM Tharman, who is Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC, said the deadline was extended as the authorised examiner “needed a little more time to do a thorough report” before submitting it to the Building and Construction Authority.
Mr Tharman also added that the victim Mdm Khoo Bee Hua, 85, is “recovering faster than expected”, and hopes she can be transferred to the Jurong Community Hospital soon.
When asked if the victim will be compensated, Mr Tharman said the cause of the incident must be established first, but reiterated that Jurong Town Council takes responsibility.
The Town Council has checked all the lifts in the same precinct and found all safety devices to be working. The lift in which the incident occurred is currently not in use.
Source: “Examiner to submit Tah Ching Road lift mishap report by Oct 26: Tharman” (TODAY, 19 October 2015)