Woman sues PUB for millions after falling into manhole

She was injured after fall into nearly 2m-deep drain when manhole was open for inspection

Left: On Dec 1, 2015, Ms Chan Hui Peng fell into a manhole (left) in Simon Road, whose cover had been opened by PUB officers for inspection. Right: Ms Chan was found by doctors to have suffered trauma, contusions to her hip and a broken bone near her
On Dec 1, 2015, Ms Chan Hui Peng fell into a manhole (above) in Simon Road, whose cover had been opened by PUB officers for inspection. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

A woman is suing national water agency PUB for negligence after she fell into a drain through an open footpath manhole and was injured.

Ms Chan Hui Peng, 46, who received psychiatric treatment for more than two years, stopped working as a chartered accountant after the December 2015 accident, according to court documents filed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2019, with the headline 'Woman sues PUB for millions after falling into manhole'. Subscribe