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'. Subscribe