A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman, 3rd Warrant Officer (3WO) Muhammad Sadikin Bin Hasban, 33, an Assistant Chief Company Trainer, was hit by a falling tree branch while supervising contractors performing maintenance work at a helicopter evacuation site in Brunei on 9 October, 0827hrs. Resuscitation efforts were performed onsite to the unconscious 3WO Sadikin. An SAF doctor continued to resuscitate him en route via helicopter and ambulance to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, where they arrived at 0957hrs. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1150hrs.
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has made arrangements for 3WO Sadikin's family members to be flown to Brunei. 3WO Sadikin's body will be flown back to Singapore tomorrow in a military aircraft.
MINDEF and the SAF extend our deepest condolences to the family of the late 3WO Sadikin. The SAF is assisting the family in their time of grief and investigating the incident.