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Paralysed worker sues employer and contractor

Published on Mar 26, 2014 8:21 AM
 
Mr Chen (above), who is from Jiangsu, was squatting and dismantling wire ties at the base of the cage when it toppled over, knocking him unconscious.

A construction worker from China who was paralysed from the waist down after a steel cage fell on him is suing his employer and the main contractor for compensation.

Mr Chen Qiangshi, 43, was among several workers helping to move a steel-bar cage that had been wrongly installed at the worksite of an industrial building in Mandai on Dec 26, 2012.

Mr Chen, who is from Jiangsu, was squatting and dismantling wire ties at the base of the cage when it toppled over, knocking him unconscious, the High Court heard yesterday.

He was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for emergency treatment and eventually spent more than six months recuperating, first at Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital and then at a nursing home before returning to China.

 
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