SMRT Trains, two employees charged over fatal accident
They were killed after a train hit them near Pasir Ris station.
Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24 and Mr Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 25, were part of a team of 15 SMRT employees carrying out inspection works on the MRT tracks when the accident occurred at around 11.20am on March 22.
Yesterday, SMRT Trains and two of its employees were hauled to court for their alleged involvement in the deaths.
The then officer-in-charge, Lim Say Heng, 47, was charged with one count of performing a negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide.
He is accused of failing to ensure necessary safety measures were in place to make sure trains would not enter the track before the team accessed the tracks.
SMRT Trains and its director of control operations Teo Wee Kiat, 40, were each charged with an offence under the Workplace Safety and Health Act.
They are accused of failing to ensure employees compllied with approved operating procedures when accessing the tracks, and failing to ensure the procedures of accessing the tracks passed safety audits, were documented and were disseminated.
A pre-trial conference for the three parties will be held on Dec 30. Yesterday, in a media statement, the Attorney-General's Chambers said investigations were ongoing to determine if any other individuals might be liable.
In another statement yesterday, executive secretary of National Transport Workers' Union, Mr Melvin Yong, said it will continue to provide support to Lim and his family.
Mr Yong added: "We will also continue to gather feedback from our workers, and work with the relevant agencies and stakeholders in the industry to provide a safe working environment for our workers."