Authorities investigating case of 1-Altitude security guard who fell to his death in construction manhole

Photo: 1 Altitude/Facebook
Photo: 1 Altitude/Facebook

The police and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) are investigating the case of a 1-Altitude employee who fell to his death into a construction manhole last Sunday morning. The 26-year-old man, a part-time security officer for the bar, was found motionless inside the manhole on the roof of One Raffles Place and pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Police confirmed they were alerted to the incident around 1:30am on Sunday. The case has been classified as an unnatural death, and it is believed no foul play was involved, said The Straits Times.

A couple hours after the fatal incident on the world’s highest alfresco bar, 1-Altitude informed the public on social media that its rooftop bar would be closed temporarily for “rectification works.”

MOM said the employee had fallen into a 4m-deep pit in an area barricaded for exterior building cleaning works, and the works have since been halted.

According to a follow-up from ST, witnesses said the guard was reportedly attempting to keep two customers away from the cordoned off area when the accident happened. But it’s unclear whether the hole was covered at the time.

Meanwhile, the management for 1-Altitude told CNA the rooftop would be closed for several days for police investigations.

“We are very saddened about the passing of our colleague and are working very closely with his family to provide full assistance during this period of grief,” the spokesperson relayed to CNA.

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