A migrant construction worker from India was killed while performing cable-pulling work at a worksite in Pasir Ris on Sunday (24 September), according to a report by The Straits Times.
The fatal incident took place on Sunday at about 2.15pm at a construction site along Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1, while the worker was performing cable-pulling works.
The deceased, a 34-year-old man from India, was reportedly struck by a steel bar when the steel stand supporting a cable drum gave way, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they received a call for help at about 2.30pm. The worker was then conveyed to Changi General Hospital, where he subsequently passed away from his injuries later that day.
The deceased was a worker of Alliance E&C, while Hong Hock Global was the occupier of the construction site. Following the fatal incident, MOM has instructed them to stop all cable-laying work at the site as a safety measure.
Investigations into the worker’s death are currently underway.
Spate of work-related deaths
Since the beginning of the year, there have been at least 19 work-related deaths in Singapore, compared to about 46 last year, 37 the previous year and 30 in 2020.
On July 13th, at approximately 4.45pm, a fatal accident took place at the Changi East Perimeter Roadway, a worksite within Changi Airport, which is being developed by the Changi Airport Group (CAG).
The victim, a 30-year-old Indian national, was operating a skid-steer loader, a compact machine used for material movement, at the time and was hit by a broken component within the cabin, causing severe injuries.
Despite the immediate medical attention, a doctor who attended to him subsequently pronounced him dead at the scene.
A photo of the aftermath was shared online, showing the workers lifeless inside the cabin of the loader, covered in blood with the blood dripping all over the machine. (Warning: Graphic images, viewer discretion is advised.)