Thai Worker Dies after Accident at Construction Site in Tuas

October 22, 20189:21 am1444 views

A construction worker died after falling from a height of about 14m on Friday (Oct 19).

According to a spokesperson from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the victim of the accident at 80 Tuas South Boulevard construction site was a 49-year-old Thai national. He also said that the worker was shifting the zinc roof sheets on the roof of a workshop that was under construction when he stepped on the insulation layer and fell to the ground.

“The height of the fall was about 14m,” the spokesperson added.

“The occupier is HPC Builders Pte Ltd and the employer is Eltraco Roofing System Pte Ltd. MOM is currently investigating and all work at height activity has been stopped.”

On that day, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 3.50pm. A male worker was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at 4.13pm, SCDF added.

Photos of the incident that were circulated on Facebook showed a man in work gear lying motionless on the ground, Channel News Asia reports.

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