Worker dies after being crushed between undercarriage & counterweights of mobile crane

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A migrant worker died on Wednesday (June 22) after being crushed between the undercarriage of a mobile crane and its counterweights.

This takes the total number of workplace fatalities here this year to 27.

The accident occurred at 10.15am at 1 Mandai Quarry Road, where the Home Team Tactical Centre, a facility where elite officers from the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force undergo joint training, is located.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said the 32-year-old from India was retrieving shackles from a toolbox located underneath the chassis of the crane when the crane turned clockwise and crushed him.

The police were alerted at 10.20am, and the worker, employed by Hwa Yang Engineering, was unconscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he died.

MOM said the Singapore Police Force is the developer of the work site and the occupier is China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co (CCDC).

Investigations are ongoing, and the ministry has instructed CCDC to stop all lifting works at the site. The police said they do not suspect foul play.

According to an internal email seen by The Straits Times, CCDC said the worker who died was a trained rigger and signalman.

He is the second worker to die in an accident at a CCDC work site this year.

 

Kunkka

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I wonder if food delivery worker death are included in the stats
 

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Gov better make more videos soon so that all of us can sing along and bring the number of accidents down
 
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