Woman hit by rock flying from grass cutting machine in Tampines

Ms Peng was taken to Changi General Hospital after the accident.
Ms Peng was taken to Changi General Hospital after the accident.PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - A woman hit by a rock allegedly tossed up by a grass cutting machine in Tampines on Tuesday (June 27) was taken to hospital.

The incident occurred at around 2pm near Block 107, Tampines Street 11.

The woman, a hairdresser who gave her name as Ms Peng in a report by Shin Min Daily News on Thursday, said she was attending to a customer when she noticed a grass cutting machine being operated outside.

She then went outside to shift some towels that were being aired, as she was worried the debris would dirty the cloths.

She said a rock was tossed up by the machine, which was driven close to her, and hit her on the right side of her forehead.

Her 50-year-old boss who gave his name as Mr Liu said the rock was palm-sized and left a deep cut.

Ms Peng used one of the drying towels to stop the bleeding.

"Her clothes turned red and an ambulance arrived soon and took her to hospital," said Mr Liu.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told The Straits Times on Thursday that it was alerted at 2.45pm that day and dispatched an ambulance, which took a woman to Changi General Hospital.

ST understands that her injuries were not serious.

The worker operating the grass cutting machine has stopped work temporarily, Shin Min said, quoting the Tampines Town Council.

The contractor and insurance company are in contact with Ms Peng regarding compensation.

ST has contacted Tampines Town Council for more information.