- POSTED: 15 Aug 2014 19:13
SCDF used forklifts to shift both racks after unloading them, in order to extricate the body of the man in his 60s.
SINGAPORE: A Chinese man in his 60s was found dead and pinned under two large metal racks stacked with crates of fruit in a storage room at 230A Pandan Loop on Friday (Aug 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they had been alerted to the incident at 9.49am. A paramedic subsequently pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The metal racks had measured about 1.5m by 1.5m and stood about 4m in height. Each had contained about 70 crates of fruit.
To extricate the body, SCDF rescuers had to unload the crates before carefully lifting the metal racks using two forklifts. The case has since been handed over to the Singapore Police Force for investigation.