Woman sues PUB for millions after falling into manhole

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe