A resident's shoulder was injured...
An elevator at Sengkang failed and suddenly rose to the top floor, which caused an injury to a female resident during the ride, and it was suspended for three months by the Workers’ Party-run Sengkang Town Council.
According to Mr Chua, a resident at Block 158D Rivervale Crescent, the elevator (A) has been out of service since August.
Since there is now only one elevator available, residents had to wait a long time to use the elevator, especially during peak hours.
Further, he said, it is an 18-story HDB with six units per floor, and he was concerned that the elevator would not be able to handle the load.
Mr Ling Weihong, the PAP’s representative, posted an Instagram story on 11 October to share about his own experience of getting stuck in an elevator in Block 287A on 18 September.
During his block visit to Block 158D on 10 October, many residents shared that the lifts broke down in late August. The Town Council had posted an announcement stating that all repairs would be completed by the end of September.
However, the announcement was later replaced with an identical note changing the completion date to the end of October.
In the notice, the Town Council wrote that “due to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) approval only received on 26 September 2022, there will be a delay in restoring Lift (A) for Block 158D Rivervale Crescent.”
BCA gives details of events...
The BCA spokesman pointed out that the authority did not receive the final investigation report until October 20.