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Singaporean falls to death into manhole at 1-Altitude, the world’s ‘highest alfresco bar’

The Independent logo The Independent 5 days ago Anna Maria Romero
a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Facebook screengrab/ 1Altitude

Singapore—The death of a 26-year-old Singaporean man who fell into a manhole over the weekend at the 1-Altitude’s rooftop bar is currently being investigated by both the police and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

The man was reported to be a security officer with 1-Altitude and had been employed at the club for less than a year.

Police were alerted at 1:30 am on June 9, Sunday, that there had been an unnatural death on the premises of 1-Altitude’s rooftop bar, which is on the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place.

The body of the man was discovered in a construction manhole. According to MOM, the worker “fell into a 4m-deep pit in an area cordoned off for exterior building cleaning works,” and was pronounced dead by Paramedics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force at the scene.

The bar is touted as the highest alfresco bar in the world since it is located 282 meters above sea level. According to a post on its Facebook page on June 9, “To ensure the safety of our guests, 1-Altitude’s Rooftop Bar will temporarily be closed due to some rectification works – Our indoor club Altimate will be open to the public.”

To ensure the safety of our guests, 1-Altitude’s Rooftop Bar will temporarily be closed due to some rectification works – Our indoor club Altimate will be open to the public.

Posted by 1 Altitude on Saturday, 8 June 2019

The page made no mention of the employee’s untimely demise, although The New Paper reports that the management of the bar has said, “We are very saddened about the passing of our colleague and are working closely with his family to provide full assistance during this period of grief.”

The management also said that out of respect for the man’s family, it would not be giving any further statements.

While investigations are yet being carried out, all exterior cleaning services are temporarily suspended. According to MOM, A&P Maintenance Services is the main contractor for the cleaning works, while Clear Vision Cleaning Solutions is the sub-contractor. /TISG

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