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Westgate mall boosts safety after glass door falls on boy

Four-year-old suffers cuts when door gets dislodged while he's swinging it

Published on Aug 10, 2014 6:39 AM

The management of a shopping mall where a glass door fell on a young boy late last week said it has taken steps to prevent such an accident from happening again.

The four-year-old had been swinging and pushing the 3m-tall door on the fifth floor of Jurong's Westgate mall when it got over-extended, causing it to dislodge from its hinges and fall on him.

Though it did not fully shatter, he was trapped underneath the door and suffered cuts and neck pain.

The mall's manager Eddie Lim told The Sunday Times yesterday that the boy was recovering well and the glass door would be replaced with one with a metal frame around it, which its predecessor did not have.

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