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MRT accident in Pasir Ris

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:41 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/2-smrt-staff-dead-in/2625352.html?cx_tag=trendingsg&cid=tg:recos:trendingsg:standard#cxrecs_s

SINGAPORE: Two SMRT maintenance staff have died after an accident near Pasir Ris station, the transport operator confirmed on Tuesday (Mar 22).

"At around 11.10am today, there was an accident involving two SMRT maintenance staff along the track at a servicing point near Pasir Ris station," said Mr Patrick Nathan, Vice-President, Corporate Information and Communications, SMRT Corp.

"SCDF was immediately activated and they have confirmed that the two SMRT staff have passed away. We convey our deepest condolences to their families and will be providing support to them at this very difficult time," added Mr Nathan. "We are working with the Police to conduct a detailed investigation into this accident."
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Postby Jessy Lixuan » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 1:01 pm

What happened?


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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 1:21 pm

its not clear how exactly they died, tragic!
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 2:18 pm

They were on OJT. Someone's head will roll.

RIP to these poor men. Nobody should have died from this.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 2:55 pm

the lynx wrote:They were on OJT. Someone's head will roll.

RIP to these poor men. Nobody should have died from this.


From Mothership.sg

http://mothership.sg/2016/03/deceased-s ... -accident/

The two SMRT train staff who were killed in an accident near Pasir Ris MRT station on Tuesday morning have been identified, according to reports from The Straits Times citing the train operator.

They are 26-year-old Nasrulhudin Najumudin and 24-year-old Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, who had joined the company in January this year, and were going through training when the accident occurred, the paper reported.

Citing a statement from SMRT communications vice president Patrick Nathan, ST said the pair were part of a technical team that went down to the track to investigate a reported alarm from a condition monitoring device for signalling equipment.

“Permission to access the track was authorised. Initial findings indicate that before the accident happened, the team was moving in a single file on the walkway beside the track, on the way to the location of the signalling equipment,” he reportedly said.

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 15 Sep 2016 1:46 pm

The driver got fires yesterday according to the news :o :o :o

The inquiry not even complete :o

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Re: MRT accident in Pasir Ris

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:13 am

How that work?
Shoddy work?

Hey, that rhymes. So what really happened huh? Saw this on my feed. Singaporeans will only get more vocal about injustices. That's why government need to pass more laws to hush hush them, like the recent Contempt of Court Bill.


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Postby x9200 » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 7:23 am

How do you know there is any injustice if you have no clue why he got fired?

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Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 8:27 am

True, I guess. I understand that businesses tend to be secretive on the reason for the firing of personnel. And we still do not know why in this case. Resulting in this kind of speculation:

It is uncertain why the train driver was fired given that the panel has not pinned any responsibility of the accident to the driver.

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Re: MRT accident in Pasir Ris

Postby x9200 » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 8:53 am

There are so many things that could get wrong after something that tragic happens. I think it is better to wait for more data than speculate based just on one vague decision. I can imagine for such publicized case SMRT to fire the driver should probably be the last resort.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 9:21 am

x9200 wrote:How do you know there is any injustice if you have no clue why he got fired?

Anything government does is injustice. As explained by the anti govt media. Case closed :)

Unless the terminated guy was foreigner....

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Postby taxico » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 4:11 pm

Dear Colleagues,

Media reports on the dismissal of two Trains staff have generated some discussion on our disciplinary process. Your family and friends may have also asked you about this matter.

It is important for SMRT Trains staff to know that our disciplinary process is fair. We do not single out any staff or department to bear the responsibility when things go wrong.

Two staff from SMRT Trains were dismissed on Tuesday (13 September) as a result of the disciplinary process that was centred on the 22 March tragedy. We lost two of our own – Nasrulhudin bin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf bin Ahmad Buhari – on the tracks near Pasir Ris MRT on 22 March and have pledged to tighten safety and accountability throughout SMRT.

The disciplinary process after 22 March was fair, thorough and comprehensive. Besides the two dismissals, verbal and written warning letters were issued to staff across several grades. In addition, individual performance grades were recalibrated downwards across various levels of the Trains team, including senior management and staff. As staff involved in safety breaches such as SPAD cases on our rail network have been dismissed for the safety lapse, it is untenable that the two staff dismissed on Tuesday are not treated consistently with our firm stance on safety. We did this in an all-out effort to never again repeat safety lapses.

The disciplinary process that led to the dismissal of two staff was carried out in strict accordance with our established Fact Finding framework which included the presence of Union representatives.

SMRT did not release any names of the staff who were dismissed. It has never been our practice to comment on staff disciplinary measures with the media or members of the public. The words used in media stories like “fired” and “sacked” were chosen by journalists who wrote these stories. Our response to the media who had queried SMRT about the dismissals stated: “We do not comment on staff disciplinary measures.”

Since 22 March, many work processes and safeguards have been introduced to tighten safety further. The SMRT team has also re-emphasised long standing arrangements such as work instructions and SOPs that put safety first. This push to never again have a repeat of the 22 March tragedy involved expert advice from an independent and impartial Safety Review Committee (SRC), which comprises a seven-member panel made up of four Board Risk Committee members and three safety/operations management experts from Transport for London, Hong Kong MTR and Keppel Corp. To date, 64 action items have been implemented under the SRC’s guidance anchored on these key categories:

– Review of Track Access Procedures
– Educate, Enforce and Ensure to drive workforce discipline and compliance
– Review Training Programmes
– Enhance Safety Policy and Safety Performance Monitoring
– Review of the use of Personal Protective Equipment and
– Managing Change as the new CBTC signalling system is prepared for operations

SRC’s recommendations have led to the establishment a Track Access Management Office to control access to railway tracks, the strengthening of workplace health and safety by changing tools from metal to composite material to reduce electric shock risks, and a proactive push to raise and sustain a Safety First mindset among staff, all of whom are empowered – regardless of rank – to call a time-out if they feel safety is compromised.

The NSEWL Operations team has taken the additional step of ushering in ChANGE, which stands for Checks, Audits ‘N’ Ground Engagement. This aims to firmly entrench a safer work place environment and stronger safety culture. The ChANGE movement drives home the point that everyone needs to play their part to check, ensure, enforce and engage their team members so that we can be safe and excellent in all that we are entrusted to do. We should all follow their example of discipline and professionalism.

We will not forget the pain of the 22 March tragedy. Everyone in the SMRT team has an individual responsibility to practice and reinforce safety awareness so that the “never again” pledge is achieved for years to come.

Lee Ling Wee
Managing Director, SMRT Trains

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Re: MRT accident in Pasir Ris

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 5:48 pm

If they would spend more time on safety and less time on cute acronyms they probably wouldn't have any accidents or down time at all. :-/

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Re: MRT accident in Pasir Ris

Postby x9200 » Fri, 16 Sep 2016 6:00 pm

From my experience, the problem across many local industries is that people only care about having some regulations in place and hardly anybody cares about actual safety or uses common sense when it comes to safety.


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