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MIGRANT WORKER DIED AFTER BEING CRUSHED BY PARTS OF A CRANE @ MANDAI QUARRY

A 32-year-old migrant worker died yesterday after being crushed by a mobile crane at a worksite at Mandai Quarry Road.

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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that the worker from India was retrieving items from a toolbox under the mobile crane chassis, and the crane then turned clockwise, according to CNA.

The worker ended up having his chest crushed between the counterweights of the crane and the undercarriage.

He was conveyed unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and later died of his injuries, with his death becoming the 27th workplace fatality this year, according to The Straits Times.

The worksite at Mandai Quarry Road is located at the Home Team Tactical Centre, where the Police and SCDF have training facilities for their specialist units.

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The Singapore Police Force is the site’s developer, while the occupier is China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co (CCDC).

The deceased was an employee of Hwa Yang Engineering and a trained signalman and rigger, and he is also the 2nd worker to die in a CCDC worksite accident this year.

MOM is investigating the latest incident and all lifting works at the worksite have been order to stop.

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