Crane at construction site topples, crashes into front yard of neighbouring house

Crane at construction site topples, crashes into front yard of neighbouring house
A crane from the construction site of upcoming condo Sant Ritz, in Potong Pasir, toppled over on Tuesday and crashed into the front yard of a semi-detached house across the road.

SINGAPORE - A crane from the construction site of upcoming condo Sant Ritz, in Potong Pasir, toppled over on Tuesday and crashed into the front yard of a semi-detached house across the road, The Straits Times reported on Tuesday.

According to reports, the incident occurred along Tai Thong Crescent at about 4.30pm. The boom of the crane hit the gate of a semi-detached house opposite.

No one was injured in the incident.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said Santarli Construction has been instructed to stop work at the site, Channel NewsAsia reported.

"SCDF informed the Ministry of Manpower on Feb 24 about an accident that took place at Santarli Construction's workplace along Pheng Geck Avenue on the same day," said an MOM spokesperson.

"Officers from MOM's Occupational Safety and Health Division commenced investigations immediately."

candicec@sph.com.sg

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