Migrant worker dies after being crushed by moving crane parts; 27th death at work this year


SINGAPORE: A 32-year-old migrant worker died on Wednesday June 22 after being crushed between parts of a mobile crane.

This is the 27th death at work since the beginning of the year. There were 37 in total for the whole of 2021.

In response to questions from TSWT, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday that the “work accident” happened at 1 Mandai Quarry Road at around 10:15 a.m.

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The Indian worker was retrieving two shackles from a tool box under the frame of a mobile crane when the crane spun clockwise.

“His chest was crushed between the crane counterweights and the crane frame,” MOM said.

The worker was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The place of work is the address of the Home Team Tactical Center, which houses training facilities for specialist units of the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defense Force.

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The man was an employee of Hwa Yang Engineering.

The site occupier is China Construction (South Pacific) Development and the site developer is the Singapore Police Force, MOM said.

The ministry said it was investigating the incident and ordered the occupier to halt all lifting work at the site.

“As a general safety measure, physical barricades and warning signs should be erected when cranes are in operation, and all persons should be reminded to stay away from these dangerous areas,” he said. -he adds.

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