Home Briefs: Worker killed in industrial accident

Worker killed in industrial accident

A 30-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident at Marina South on Thursday. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said it was alerted to the accident at 4.30pm on Thursday.

The man, understood to be Malaysian, was working at the bottom of a shaft in the ground when equipment being hoisted by a crane came loose from its lifting slings and fell into the shaft, striking the worker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

MOM has issued a stop-work order within the worksite; investigations are ongoing.

Armed robber gets jail and cane

A robber, armed with a knife, punched a 62-year-old woman inside a lift and threw curry powder at her face before running off.

Kamis Wahab, 42, did this to prevent Ms Lim Yok Choo from recognising him and to give him time to escape.

Yesterday, the unemployed man was sentenced to eight years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane after admitting to robbing Ms Lim of her mobile phone, handbag with a wallet, $70 and a pair of spectacles and a plastic bag containing groceries in a lift of a Housing Board block in Toa Payoh on Oct 30 last year.

He also admitted to fraudulent possession of a pair of sports shoes.

Istana open house for Hari Raya

The Istana grounds, excluding the Istana Lawn, will be open to the public between 8.30am and 6pm next Wednesday in celebration of Hari Raya Puasa.

Entry is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents. Other visitors have to pay a $2 entrance fee, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe