600-tonne crane slips off trailer at National Stadium

Some of the sub-contractors at the site witnessed the event and sent back photos to their employer, who posted them on citizen journalism website Stomp. The employer, who only wanted to be known as Ray, said that the crane was one of three which had been installing a roof structure at the site. The 42-year-old believes that the crane could have slid off because its swing table was not locked, allowing the crane body to swing off balance when it was being moved.


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A 600-tonne crane slipped off a trailer at the National Stadium at 5.30pm on Jan 29, 2014.

According to Stomp contributor Ray, no one was injured and the area was immediately cordoned off.

Ray said:

"A 600-tonne crane slipped off a trailer at the National Stadium at 5.30pm yesterday (Jan 29).

"The crane was being demobilised when the incident happened."

This is the second worksite incident reported in a day, with the earlier incident taking place in Sentosa at 3.15pm yesterday.

In the Sentosa accident, one worker was killed and eleven others injured when a scaffolding at a construction site near Palawan Beach collapsed.


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