1 sent to hospital after glass door shatters at Ion Orchard retail store on reopening day

The shopping mall was closed for four days from June 12 due to Covid-19 cases.

Syahindah Ishak | Lean Jinghui | June 16, 2021, 02:39 PM

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[Update on June 16 at 7:20pm: This article has been updated to include a statement from Ion Orchard.]

Reopening day at Ion Orchard proved to be perilous after at least one employee became injured due to shattering glass doors at a retail store, according to The Straits Times (ST).

The shopping mall was closed for four days from June 12, as the Ministry of Health (MOH) had confirmed several Covid-19 cases linked to the premises.

The mall announced on Facebook on June 15 that it would be reopening today (June 16) for operations.

Shattered glass

ST reported that a man, who appeared to be from make-up brand Bobbi Brown, suffered cuts on his arms due to the incident.

Some blood splatter was seen among the shattered glass.

According to ST, three Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers were later seen arriving at the scene at around 11:20am.

When Mothership later went down to Ion Orchard in the afternoon, the area outside retail store Bobbi Brown had already been cleared of shattered glass.

Image via Syahindah Ishak

Although many retail stores had fully opened, few customers were around.

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In response to queries from Mothership, SCDF confirmed that it had received a call for assistance at 2 Orchard Turn on June 16, at about 11:10am.

The spokesperson added that one person was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital.

Speaking to Mothership, a spokesperson from Ion Orchard confirmed that a single glass panel, located at the Bobbi Brown store had shattered at 11am.

The incident occurred when the store was being opened for the day by its store assistant.

First aid was immediately rendered by an ION Officer to the assistant, who had suffered some cuts.

The spokesperson added that Ion Orchard was in touch with the Bobbi Brown staff and the management, and would render additional support as necessary.

Top image via Syahindah Ishak