SINGAPORE: An SMRT staff member died on Monday (Mar 23) after sustaining "severe injuries" while working at Bishan Depot.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Neo Kian Hong said Technical Officer Muhammad Afiq bin Senawi had been working in a Rolling Stock workshop and was operating a hydraulic press machine when the accident occurred at about 9.20am.
"First-aid was immediately rendered. He was then conveyed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the hospital at about 11.20am.
"We have conveyed our deepest condolences to his family and are rendering support and assistance at this very difficult time," Mr Neo added.
SMRT said that it is assisting the Land Transport Authority, the Ministry of Manpower, and the police with the investigations.
The transport operator has called a safety time-out and suspended all similar maintenance works while investigations are ongoing.