Since the worksite accident near the slip road from Upper Changi Road East to PIE (Changi) on 14 July 2017, investigations at the affected stretch by a multi-agency team are on-going to determine the root cause that led to the collapse.
2. Meanwhile, the Qualified Person (Design) from the project company had immediately inspected the structural integrity of the remaining six spans of viaduct at this location, and assessed it to be safe with propping erected to the beams adjacent to the collapsed span.
3. As a further precautionary measure, the propping was extended to all the remaining spans where cracks were discovered at the corbel area at 11 locations. Agencies are currently investigating the nature and cause of these cracks. The site has been hoarded up for the public’s safety, and to facilitate recovery work and investigation. Photos of the propping of the beams, and sample photos of the detected cracks can be found in the Annex.
Update on injured workers
4. As of 21 July, six of the 10 workers sent to Changi General Hospital remain warded. Together with Or Kim Peow, the project contractor, LTA and MOM officers will continue to provide the necessary support to the affected workers and their families.
Annex: Location of cracks