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27 cases of falling windows recorded so far this year: Khaw

Published on Jun 5, 2014 11:01 PM

There were 27 cases of fallen windows in the first five months of this year, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a blog post on Thursday.

The figures which come from the Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) records reflect a general decline in such incidents compared to a decade ago.

In 2003, for instance, 106 windows fell. Most were dislodged because aluminium rivets securing the panels to the frames had corroded. The Government then made it compulsory for homeowners to change the aluminium rivets to stainless steel ones.

This helped reduce the number of such incidents. For instance, 67 and 40 cases were reported respectively in the first 11 months of 2012 and 2013.

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