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Two fined over church lift incident which killed woman and injured another

Published on Jul 25, 2014 1:31 PM
 
Seow Tiong Bin (left), 60, a designer and consultant of Access Safety Technology, and parish priest Tan Kong Eng, 61, commonly referred to as Father Peter Tan, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three and two charges respectively. -- ST PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Two men were fined a total of $17,000 on Thursday over a malfunctioned lift at the Church of St Michael two years ago which killed one woman and seriously injured another.

Seow Tiong Bin, 60, a designer and consultant of Access Safety Technology, and parish priest Tan Kong Eng, 61, commonly referred to as Father Peter Tan, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three and two charges respectively.

They admitted to committing a negligent act to endanger the personal safety of others at the church in St Michael's Road, resulting in the lift being unsafe to use.

On May 16, 2012, Filipino maid Clarita Cerraon Abanes, 46, was able to open the unlocked first floor lift door, when the lift car was on the second floor.

 
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