Safety in spotlight after death of guard who fell into pit

Security guard Shaun Tung (above) fell into a 4m-deep pit near alfresco bar 1-Altitude on the roof of One Raffles Place (left) and died on Sunday. An eyewitness said yesterday that the pit was in an unlit area and there were tables, chairs and a retr
Security guard Shaun Tung fell into a 4m-deep pit near alfresco bar 1-Altitude on the roof of One Raffles Place (above) and died on Sunday. An eyewitness said yesterday that the pit was in an unlit area and there were tables, chairs and a retractable belt barrier about 10m away from the pit.PHOTO: COURTESY OF REBECCA TUNG

Regulations in place to prevent fatal falls like tragedy at One Raffles Place rooftop: Experts

Safety precautions and regulations are usually in place to avoid tragedies like that which befell 1-Altitude employee Shaun Tung, who fell into a 4m-deep pit and died on Sunday, observers said.

For a pit such as that on the rooftop of One Raffles Place, barriers and warnings would be put up and workers warned of potential risks, they added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2019, with the headline 'Safety in spotlight after death of guard who fell into pit'. Print Edition | Subscribe