WORKER STRUCK ON HEAD AND LEFT WHEELCHAIR BOUND – HE GETS $700,000

On 20th August 2015, an industrial worker by the name of Chin Swee Leong (“Chin”) was struck on the head by a falling shelving rack at work. The accident, which occurred on Chin’s 49th birthday, fractured Chin’s left skill and vertebra, and left him wheelchair bound...

MAN DIES AFTER 4 YEAR COMA DUE TO SURGERY GONE WRONG

A patient admitted for day surgery for a minor nose disorder had slipped into a coma for 4 years after undergoing an operation at Alexandra Hospital. In 2015, he was transferred to a nursing home where he later died the following year following complications. In a...

SAVED BY RUBBISH

A crane technician who fell 12 storeys from a tower crane at a construction site from a height of 52 metres survived, thanks to a green plastic waste bin. Now, he is suing his employer Fes Engineering, the tower crane supplier Soon Douglas, and the main contractor and...

TREE BRANCH CAUSES PARALYSIS IN WOMAN – SHE GETS $500,000

A woman was walking along North Bridge Road on 25 August 2008 when branches from a tree growing in St. Andrew’s Cathedral fell on her body. She was admitted to the Singapore General Hospital where she had to go through multiple intensive operations, but her injuries...

MAN IN VEGETATIVE STATE AFTER IMPACT FROM FALLEN TREE BRANCH

A Malaysian national, Mr Lee Kar Choon, was riding his motorcycle along Admiralty Road West towards his workplace when a tree branch along the road fell and caused him to be flung off his vehicle. He lapsed into a coma due to the impact and was later admitted into the...