Technician sues PSA over lung cancer caused by alleged asbestos exposure

Mr Ajit Singh at a healthier weight before the lung cancer struck. He said workers were given flimsy masks that did not protect them from asbestos. Mr Ajit Singh, who was found to have lung cancer early last year, with his wife Koldip Kaur. The 57-ye
Mr Ajit Singh, who was found to have lung cancer early last year, with his wife Koldip Kaur. The 57-year-old, who has worked for PSA Corporation for decades, said that PSA's appointed clinic Gethin-Jones Medical Practice should have detected the cancer earlier during annual check-ups.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG

He claims workers were not told of risk nor given proper training to handle asbestos

Two years ago, Mr Ajit Singh hardly broke a sweat when he exercised every other day by brisk walking around the Telok Blangah estate where he lives.

Now, the 57-year-old shuttles in and out of hospital and feels breathless walking from the bedroom of his five-room Housing Board flat to the kitchen. The technician said he has lung cancer from exposure to asbestos particles. He has sued his employer PSA Corporation in the High Court for exposing him to asbestos that caused the lung cancer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Technician sues PSA over lung cancer'. Print Edition | Subscribe