The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is deeply saddened by a fatal accident which took place this morning at 3:35am in a tunnel that connects to Lentor station, which is currently under construction for the Thomson–East Coast Line.
The worker fell from a raised working platform in the tunnel and was unconscious after the fall. He was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics at 4.30am.
The worker was employed to dismantle components of Tunnel Boring Machines, following the completion of tunnelling works. LTA is working with the contractor to assist the worker’s family. Following the incident, LTA also imposed a safety timeout to review work processes and is assisting the Ministry of Manpower and the Police in their investigations.