SINGAPORE - A regular serviceman died in Brunei on Tuesday morning (Oct 9) after he was hit by a falling tree branch while supervising contractors performing maintenance work at a helicopter evacuation site.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on Tuesday night said resuscitation efforts were performed onsite to the unconscious Third Warrant Officer (3WO) Muhammad Sadikin Hasban, 33, an assistant chief company trainer, after he was hit at about 8.30am.
A Singapore Armed Forces doctor continued to resuscitate him while he was conveyed via helicopter and ambulance to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital. They arrived at around 10am.
The Straits Times understands that the contractors were clearing vegetation at the helicopter evacuation site.