No lift usage for HDB residents by next week

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A lift. (Photo: Flickr Commons. No known copyright restrictions)

Singapore – The decision to disable all HDB lifts was made in response to recent lift accidents resulting with one death and one spinal fracture, said the Lift Maintenance Authority of Singapore (LMAS) at a media briefing on Saturday.

James Dean, LMAS chief executive, said: “Like elsewhere, the lifts of Singapore have had their ups and downs. As public servants, we have a duty and responsibility to protect the citizens. It is crucial we prevent any possibility of any further deaths and injuries.”

“This move of disabling all HDB lifts will eliminate any chance of further accidents. Lift safety is a key enabler for our bold ‘We like using the stairs’ campaign. We can’t enjoy using the stairs if we are dead or badly injured.”

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