Part of ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa casino collapses, 4 people injured

Part of the debris that collapsed from the ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed that the incident happened in the VIP area of the casino.
Part of the debris that collapsed from the ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed that the incident happened in the VIP area of the casino.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Police cars at Resorts World Sentosa on Jan 2, 2018.
Police cars at Resorts World Sentosa on Jan 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Part of the debris that collapsed from the ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed that the incident happened in the VIP area of the casino.
Part of the debris that collapsed from the ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed that the incident happened in the VIP area of the casino.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Part of the debris that collapsed from the ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed that the incident happened in the VIP area of the casino.
Part of the debris that collapsed from the ceiling at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed that the incident happened in the VIP area of the casino.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Part of a ceiling at the casino in Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) collapsed on Tuesday morning (Jan 2), injuring three renovation workers and one security officer.

The incident occurred at around 10am on the resort island.

A spokesman for Resorts World Sentosa told ST that a part of the ceiling board leading to the mezzanine gaming area of the casino fell off on while external contractors were carrying out enhancement works.

"There were no guests at that area during the incident. One security staff and three external contractors sustained minor injuries," said the spokesman. 

The mezzanine gaming area is temporarily closed and will resume operation after a thorough safety inspection is completed.

"The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority," said the spokesman. 

When ST arrived on the scene at around 12.20pm, the situation appeared normal, with casino patrons unaware of what had happened.

A worker who was helping to clear the debris said he had heard from other workers that there was a loud bang when the portion of the ceiling fell in the casino and everyone ran out.

ASingapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer at the scene told ST that the incident occurred at an area closed off to the public, near a restaurant in the casino at B1M, the mezzanine level in the basement of the west wing.

SCDF was alerted to the accident at 10.13am. Four men were injured, but only three were taken conscious to Singapore General Hospital. The fourth person was treated at the resort's clinic.

ST understands they suffered neck pains and head injuries and have all been discharged as of 6.30pm.