Updated: 12/12/2013 22:30

Number of fallen windows drops to its record low

Number of fallen windows drops to its record low

The number of fallen windows this year has dropped to the lowest in the past five years. 

This according to statistics issued by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). 

Its Deputy Director of Building and Management, Jeremy Tan says this is due to the Window Safety Campaign that was set up four years ago. 

"It's important for the owners to know about window safety because windows can really fall from heights so with that awareness and the next course of action is for them to take action to check and maintain their windows so the windows can be prevented from falling." 

There were forty cases in the first 11 months this year as compared to 67 cases in the same period last year. 

No injuries were reported this year. 

The majority of the case this year involved casement windows which dislodged and fell when corroded aluminium rivets failed to secure the window panels to the window frame.

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