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SCDF rescues worker stuck on gondola at Teck Whye HDB block

A worker stranded on a gondola between the eighth and ninth storeys of a Housing Board block was rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Friday.

The man was stuck on the gondola for at least 40 minutes, an SCDF spokesman said.

The SCDF was alerted at 5.30pm, and firefighters from Bukit Batok Fire Station arrived at Block 104 Teck Whye Lane and assessed the gondola's stability and the condition of the worker from the rooftop.

It is unclear whether the gondola had malfunctioned.

Specialists from the SCDF's elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) also responded and set up a lowering system comprising ropes and pulleys.

Two Dart specialists then lowered themselves onto the gondola.

In a Facebook video posted by the SCDF on Friday, one Dart specialist secured himself to the worker using a body harness before both were lowered to the ground.

 

[Height Rescue Operation @ 104 Teck Whye Lane] At about 5:30 p.m. today (30 Sep), SCDF was activated for a height rescue incident involving a worker who was stranded on a gondola between the 8th and 9th floor at the abovementioned location. SCDF firefighters from Bukit Batok Fire Station were the first to arrive and proceeded to the rooftop to assess the gondola's stability and the condition of the worker on the gondola. Specialists from the elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) also responded and set up a lowering system from the rooftop to allow two DART specialists to descend to the gondola. The worker was then secured to a DART specialist with a body harness and safely lowered to the ground. The worker was assessed by an SCDF paramedic at the site. There were no visible injuries and the worker refused conveyance to the hospital.

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Friday, September 30, 2022

SCDF said a paramedic assessed the worker on site. He had no visible injuries.

He did not want to be taken to hospital.

In November 2021, SCDF rescued a worker from a height of 70m at a construction site in Beach Road.

The worker had injured his leg and could not climb down to safety.

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