10-storey high rescue

SCDF moves mechanic at construction site to safety

AID: SCDF officers securing the injured worker to a stretcher before lowering him safely to the ground. The 22-year-old maintenance mechanic had a deep cut on his right leg.
AID: SCDF officers securing the injured worker to a stretcher before lowering him safely to the ground. The 22-year-old maintenance mechanic had a deep cut on his right leg.
AID: SCDF officers securing the injured worker to a stretcher before lowering him safely to the ground. The 22-year-old maintenance mechanic had a deep cut on his right leg.
AID: SCDF officers securing the injured worker to a stretcher before lowering him safely to the ground. The 22-year-old maintenance mechanic had a deep cut on his right leg.
AID: SCDF officers securing the injured worker to a stretcher before lowering him safely to the ground. (Inset) The 22-year-old maintenance mechanic had a deep cut on his right leg.

A rescue operation was mounted yesterday afternoon to reach a worker who was stuck at the top of a 10-storey high crane.

The incident happened at a construction site at Jurong West Street 93 when a 22-year-old maintenance mechanic was injured while working on the crane's counter-jib.

The New Paper understands that an industrial trolley on the crane rolled into the worker, causing a deep cut on his right leg.

Due to his injury, the unnamed worker was unable to climb down the crane tower ladder, leaving him stranded with a profusely bleeding wound.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 12.10pm. It dispatched two fire engines, two fire bikes, one ambulance and three support vehicles to the scene.

CLIMB

Paramedics and the SCDF's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) climbed the crane tower ladder to tend to the worker's injury.

They also carried stretcher equipment to the top of the crane tower andsecured the worker to the stretcher with safety lines. The worker was then safely lowered to the ground.

"Due to the intricate nature of the incident, we had to bring him down slowly so as to prevent any further injury," said an SCDF spokesman.

The operation took 80 minutes to complete.

The worker was taken to National University Hospital. He is in a stable condition.

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QUICK-THINKING: Mr Koh Koon Beng demonstrating how he broke the window of a car with a baby trapped inside.
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Teen in Paya Lebar spat pleads guilty to assaulting cop

ANGRY: Carmen Chng Jiawen flew into a rage when the police arrested her in June 2013.

She slipped and fell as a policewoman was leading her out of her Paya Lebar Crescent home on June 6, 2013.

When Sergeant Sritharchana R. Jayaprakas, 27, tried to help Carmen Chng Jiawen up, the teenager responded to her kind gesture by assaulting her.

The policewoman was later found to be suffering from injuries including tenderness over her right lower ribs and bruises on her left arm.

While she was in a police car, Carmen also kicked the right rear passenger window, causing the internal PVC cover of the right rear door to crack, the court heard.

Chng, now 18, pleaded guilty in court yesterday to one count each of mischief and voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant.

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AVA says infringement of pet trade conditions not dire

FLOUT: In its undercover investigation, animal welfare group Acres found that some retailers had cages that were smaller than the requirement.
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DISPLAY: AVA found seven pet shops that did not display their pet shop grade decals (above) during their inspection.

Three warning letters were issued to pet retailers after an investigation conducted by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the authority said yesterday.

This comes after the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society released findings of an undercover investigation on pet retailers in May.

The animal welfare group found 31 errant pet retailers, while AVA only found three cases of noncompliance that warranted a warning letter.

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Accused: I stabbed mum in self-defence

He had stabbed his mother with a knife in self-defence, he told the police officer.

They had a quarrel and she had tried to pull his hair. She also scratched his face and jumped on him.

That was what the court heard yesterday in the culpable homicide trial of Sujay Solomon Sutherson, 34, who is accused of killing his mother Mallika Jesudasan on May 27, 2012.

According to Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamed Jasmani, who was the first to arrive at Sujay’s Bukit Batok East flat, Sujay had told him that his mother was under the bed.

“(He) admitted stabbing his mother with a knife out of self-defence.”

Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedic Sergeant Ting Han Yao, who pronounced Madam Mallika dead, said: “There was a knife near the right side of the woman’s neck and a deep jagged laceration starting from below her right ear lobe.

“There was also another knife embedded on the left side of her neck and I observed that the lacerations along her neck were jagged.”

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HOPE FLOATS? An elderly man standing beside a lifebuoy hanging on a wall outside a chapel in central Athens yesterday.
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