Safety in spotlight after guard falls into pit and dies at 1-Altitude, eyewitness recounts incident

The 4m-deep pit that 1-Altitude employee Shaun Tung fell into. The issue of safety at heights has surfaced after Mr Tung, a security guard, died while trying to keep two people away from an area cordoned off for cleaning works.
The 4m-deep pit that 1-Altitude employee Shaun Tung fell into. The issue of safety at heights has surfaced after Mr Tung, a security guard, died while trying to keep two people away from an area cordoned off for cleaning works.PHOTO: REBECCA TUNG

SINGAPORE - 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 roof of One Raffles Place, barriers and warnings would be put up, and workers warned of potential risks, they added.

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