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THEY THROW OUT CAUTION FOR CONVENIENCE

AUGUST 2014

A little boy was seen sitting on the window ledge of a unit on the sixth storey of a Bendeemer condominium as his grandfather held his hand.

The grandfather later said that his four-year-old grandson had dropped his shoes on the window ledge and that he had lifted the boy over the ledge so that the latter could retrieve the shoes.

The incident passed without further drama.

MARCH 2013

Cabby Goh Ah Seng, 58, fell nine storeys to his death after retrieving his daughter's fallen shoe at their Choa Chu Kang Street 51 flat. His daughter had left her shoes to dry on metal racks outside the kitchen window of their three-room HDB flat. One shoe dropped from the ninth storey to their neighbour's parapet one storey down. Mr Goh slipped and fell while climbing back up from the parapet.

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JUNE 2013

His mother had locked her bedroom with the keys inside.

Mr Lim Chee Peng, 57, thought he could climb into the room from the outside of the flat, but he paid with his life when he slipped and fell from the third-storey flat at Bedok North Street 3.

NOVEMBER 2011

Indonesian helper Siti Ustima fell to her death while cleaning the living-room windows of a fifth-storey flat.

In May 2012, her employer, Ms Gan Hui Leung, 46, was given the maximum fine of $5,000 for failing to ensure that Ms Siti had performed her duties in a way which did not endanger her safety or life.

AUGUST 2011

Mr Lim Seng Choon fell seven storeys to his death after apparently climbing out onto a ledge to retrieve his $20 mobile phone earpiece,

The 37-year-old is believed to have slipped in the rain. He had dropped his Bluetooth device onto the 1m-wide parapet.

APRIL 2010

A maid who was hanging the laundry out to dry lost her balance and fell 11 storeys to her death from the kitchen window of a flat in Ang Mo Kio.

The investigation officer said in his report that 24-year-old Indonesian Isnaeni Gunartri is believed to have stretched out of the window to hang the pole when she lost her balance and fell.