Didn't the Shit Times downplay the severity of things by saying it was an "injured foot" yesterday?
The 154 toilet times is only reliable when you need pang sai zhua to wipe-down your kar chng after taking a dump.
Train services between Gul Circle and Boon Lay along the East-West Line were suspended this morning after an SMRT worker was injured while carrying out maintenance work near Joo Koon MRT station, around 4.10am.
SMRT has since clarified that the worker suffered injuries to his right foot as he was preparing for an engineering vehicle to move back to the depot following maintenance works, on the track.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers conveyed to the employee to the National University Hospital, where he is in a stable condition and receiving treatment, according to SMRT.
SMRT said in a press statement that it suspended train services on part of the East-West Line after the accident as its engineering and operations teams conducted further checks on the track: “As this process required some time, the start of train service between Gul Circle and Boon Lay MRT station (both bounds) had to be delayed.”
Train services between the affected stations resumed at 6.20am, according to the SMRT statement.
The organisation added that a full investigation into the accident will be launched as it said: “Workplace safety is a priority for us, and the maintenance teams observed a safety timeout this morning to remind them of the importance of safety.
“Our immediate concern is for our maintenance staff who is being treated at the hospital, and we are providing the necessary care and support to him and his family.”
Commuters were first informed of the accident and suspension of train services around 5am this morning. Commuters were notified that trains were “progressively returning back to normal speed” and that services at affected stations have resumed over an hour later.
SMRT deployed free regular bus and bridging services during the disruption. The transport operator has also apologised to commuters in the wake of the incident: “We are sorry to all commuters who were affected this morning.”
Train service between Gul Circle and Boon Lay stations on the East-West Line was delayed after an SMRT employee was injured while carrying out maintenance work.
The start of train service between Gul Circle and Boon Lay stations on the East-West Line was delayed in both directions on Wednesday morning (12 December), after an SMRT employee was injured on the track side while carrying out maintenance work.
The train operator said in a statement on Wednesday that the staff member suffered foot injuries at about 4:10am near Joo Koon MRT station and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was activated to take him to hospital. "As this process required some time, the start of train service between Gul Circle and Boon Lay MRT stations (both bounds) had to be delayed," SMRT said.
In response to queries, an SCDF spokesman said that it responded to an incident at Joo Koon MRT station at 4:20am.
The employee was conscious when taken to the National University Hospital in an ambulance, the spokesman added. The Straits Times understands that the employee is a man in his 50s. SMRT first announced the disruption in a tweet at 4:59am.
In a tweet about 20 minutes later, it said that the accident occurred during track maintenance. Free regular and bridging bus services were available, it added. SMRT said in the statement that after the employee was taken to hospital, engineering and operations teams conducted further checks on the track before service between Gul Circle and Boon Lay MRT stations was able to start at 6:20am.
The employee is currently in a stable condition and undergoing treatment at the hospital, SMRT added. "Workplace safety is a priority for us, and we will be carrying out a full investigation into the accident," SMRT said, as it apologised to commuters who were affected during their morning commute. The train service from Boon Lay to Gul Circle, in the direction of Tuas Link, typically begins at 5:21am on weekdays, and at 5:26am from Gul Circle to Boon Lay, in the direction of Pasir Ris.
Another fucking jiak leow bee, probably only coming out to claim credit for any good showing, but hiding behind the scenes when a FUBAR happens.
KNN all the SMRT track workers should be paid significant risk allowances for their hard work maintaining things first hand at the scene.
@Walter E. Kurtz Hopefully he’s covered under SMRT's group insurance scheme.