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FW FELL 10M FROM FALSE CEILING, COMPANY BANNED FROM HIRING FWs FOR 3 MONTHS

A 43-year-old Bangladeshi worker previously fell from a height of 10m on 3 October after the false ceiling that he was standing on broke.

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His employer, Nakano Singapore Ltd has since been debarred from hiring new foreign employees and their Managing Director was summoned to MOM to account for the accident.

MOM’s statement’

On 3 October 2022, a 43-year-old Bangladeshi worker was standing on a false ceiling when it broke, resulting in him falling from a height of about 10m.

The injured worker was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he is now recuperating. The occupier of the worksite and employer of the worker is Nakano Singapore (Pte) Ltd.

MOM’s investigations found that the worksite had multiple unsafe issues with scaffolds and working at heights. We had issued Nakano an order to stop all works involving scaffolds and working at heights. The Stop Work Order has since been lifted, after Nakano rectified the safety lapses.

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As part of the #HeightenedSafety period measures, Nakano has also been debarred from employing new foreign employees for three months. In addition, Nakano’s Managing Director was summoned to MOM to personally account for the accident and outline the rectification measures that will be taken.

All employers must view workplace safety and health as a fundamental and non-negotiable responsibility. MOM will not hesitate to take stern enforcement actions against errant companies.

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