Worker injured after falling through rubbish chute at Queenstown HDB block

A worker was injured after falling through a rubbish chute at a Housing & Development Board block in Queenstown.
A worker was injured after falling through a rubbish chute at a Housing & Development Board block in Queenstown.PHOTO: ADVOCATUS SAFETY CONSULTANTS / FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A worker was injured after falling through a rubbish chute at a Housing & Development Board block in Queenstown on Saturday (Oct 8).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident at Block 8, Jalan Rumah Tinggi at 10.10am.

A man in his 20s was found injured inside a one man cage in the rubbish chute on the ground floor, SCDF said.

SCDF rescuers used a hydraulic cutter to free the man from the cage and he was taken to the National University Hospital.

The hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive the patient, SCDF said.