Sentosa cable car falls during testing; another, with engineer inside, halted in mid-air

An empty cable car fell on a construction site along Imbiah Walk near Underwater World in Sentosa on Aug 10. Another nearby cabin, with a technical supervisor inside, was halted in midair. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
An empty cable car fell on a construction site along Imbiah Walk near Underwater World in Sentosa on Aug 10. Another nearby cabin, with a technical supervisor inside, was halted in midair. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

SINGAPORE - An empty cable car fell on a construction site along Imbiah Walk near Underwater World in Sentosa on Aug 10. Another nearby cabin, with a technical supervisor inside, was halted in mid-air.

The incident happened on a line that is being constructed on the island, not the existing one that links Sentosa to Mt Faber, said Sentosa in a statement. Installation works were being done at the time.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a call at 4.25pm and reached the scene just after 4.30pm. It deployed a fire engine, red rhino, ambulance, aerial appliance and its Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART).

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After checks by SCDF and onsite engineers, the second cable car was moved safely to Imbiah Station. No one was hurt. 

A spokesperson from Sentosa said that the company is working closely with its contractor.

The Building and Construction Authority is investigating.

 

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