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Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby Pal » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 3:25 pm

SCDF confirms that a man was found dead at Swissotel The Stamford five days after an Australian was reported dead there. An eyewitness tells Channel NewsAsia that the body was mangled on impact and only the legs could be seen.

An eyewitness, who was about 50 metres away when the body fell to the ground, told Channel NewsAsia that the body landed between the hotel's main entrance and the Raffles City Shopping Centre McDonald's entrance.

Five days earlier on May 30, an Australian woman in her 50s was found dead at the parapet of the second floor of the same hotel. Channel NewsAsia understands that she fell from the 60th floor of the building. No foul play is suspected, the earlier report said.

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 89592.html
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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby menudown » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 3:56 pm

one after another...is there something wrong with this hotel?

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 4:14 pm

In the link there was a paragraph about the balconies on the higher floors being accessible, quite unfortunate that it could eventually end up killing people.
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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 4:26 pm

If they were jumpers, at least it has slowed down the traffic at Bedok Reservoir.

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby bgd » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 4:44 pm

Pal wrote:
An eyewitness, who was about 50 metres away when the body fell to the ground, told Channel NewsAsia that the body landed between the hotel's main entrance and the Raffles City Shopping Centre McDonald's entrance.


Pedestrians be careful :o

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby the lynx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 5:02 pm

bgd wrote:
Pal wrote:
An eyewitness, who was about 50 metres away when the body fell to the ground, told Channel NewsAsia that the body landed between the hotel's main entrance and the Raffles City Shopping Centre McDonald's entrance.


Pedestrians be careful :o


This is taking killer litter to whole new level!

I hope the police gets to the bottom of this fast. The coincidence of five cases (two being the recent ones) is getting unnerving.

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 5:25 pm

I hope the police don't get to the bottom as fast as the jumpers did! :o

How many feet does it take to reach terminal velocity?

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 5:48 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I hope the police don't get to the bottom as fast as the jumpers did! :o


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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 7:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I hope the police don't get to the bottom as fast as the jumpers did! :o

How many feet does it take to reach terminal velocity?

:D

They should replace the glass walk way with anti suicide netting ;) as long it blends in with the scenery

How about anti suicide trees that can absorb the impact ? Nice idea I guess.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 7:45 pm

menudown wrote:one after another...is there something wrong with this hotel?

Maybe they should revert back to Westin Stamford.... to rid the bad energy ;)

By the way there have been two jumpers at MBS if I am correct, one ending at the road - old ECP, none made so much news ...

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby briannabanks » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:09 pm

Swissotel looks so good from these staycation site photos: http://www.hotelsandphotos.com/collecti ... nd-double/

Guess I will give it a miss for now. :(

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:27 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:How many feet does it take to reach terminal velocity?


For a human body terminal velocity is about 120 m/h / 200 k/h / 56 m/s. From rest, it would take about 5.7 to 6.5 seconds to reach this velocity depending upon total wind resistance... (v = gt or t = v/g - no wind resistance).

Distance is calculated as d = 0.5 * g * t^2 = 0.5 * 9.8 * (5.7^2 to 6.5^2) = 160 to 207 meters or 525 to 680 feet. So, that person would either need to be up near the 50th story or higher or did not make contact with terra firma at terminal velocity.

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:38 pm

The Australian woman five days ago went off the 60th story so I would guess she was maxed out when she hit. The guy, today, they haven't said yet, or I've missed it.

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby calugaruvaxile » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:44 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:How many feet does it take to reach terminal velocity?


For a human body terminal velocity is about 120 m/h / 200 k/h / 56 m/s. From rest, it would take about 5.7 to 6.5 seconds to reach this velocity depending upon total wind resistance... (v = gt or t = v/g - no wind resistance).

Distance is calculated as d = 0.5 * g * t^2 = 0.5 * 9.8 * (5.7^2 to 6.5^2) = 160 to 207 meters or 525 to 680 feet. So, that person would either need to be up near the 50th story or higher or did not make contact with terra firma at terminal velocity.


56 m/s, isn't it too much? as far as i know, the space capsule lands at 10 m/s or below - and they have re-entry seats.

in any case, they should just not allow balcony access. quick fix.

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Re: Another person falls to death at Swissotel The Stamford

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The Australian woman five days ago went off the 60th story so I would guess she was maxed out when she hit. The guy, today, they haven't said yet, or I've missed it.


Well, there are some picture of the Aussie lady, minus the head :roll:

And the latest guy, well, apparently nothing much was left, vs the Aussie Lady :(

briannabanks: I am saving up money, to stay there, during the F1 Season :P (NOT) .. thanks for the photos =D> Can't believe that's still a popular hotel

Anyway, back home, we had a lady in an office nearby, who tried to commit suicide, by jumping out of the window. From the 4th Floor. She ended up damaging the nice Pajero of my colleague, and sort of just broke her leg I think. She was charged, treated and then her former employer agreed to take her back. A few months later, she did the same thing, and broke an arm or so. Repeat previous process - can't recall who's vehicle she damaged this time.

Then she figured out, the next attend, she opened the window, and while pretending to watch the traffic, and in full view of some of the security of the next building, decided to try one more time, but head first- and she succeeded :( And my boss had to buy a new Defender 110 !!!

It wasn't an attempt to make fun of her suicide tries, but, for some, there seems to be not much that can be done, other than to lock them up for their own safety :(


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