Court finds firm wholly to blame for worker's injuries

Employer argued man unexpectedly fell, but judge finds co-worker's evidence untruthful

The High Court placed total blame on a maintenance company for injuries suffered by a worker who fell from a 7m-high fireman's ladder while cleaning and waterproofing a ventilation duct.

The court held Proof-Tech Waterproofing & Maintenance (Proof-Tech) liable to compensate Mr Md Suzon Miah Md Abdul Razak, for failing to ensure his safety.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2019, with the headline 'Court finds firm wholly to blame for worker's injuries'. Print Edition | Subscribe