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Migrant worker fatally crushed by crane parts; 27 dead from worksite accidents in 6 months

Migrant worker fatally crushed by crane parts; 27 dead from worksite accidents in 6 months
A 32-year-old migrant worker was killed on Wednesday (June 22) at a worksite after he was crushed between parts of a mobile crane. This brings the number of workplace fatalities here to 27 so far this year. 

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in response to queries from TODAY that the latest fatal workplace accident occurred at 1 Mandai Quarry Road at around 10.15am on Wednesday. 

"A 32-year-old Indian worker was retrieving two shackles from a toolbox underneath the chassis of a mobile crane, when the crane turned clockwise," it said. "His chest was crushed between the crane counterweights and the crane undercarriage." 

The worker was then taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital but died from his injuries.

The Mandai Quarry Road address is the location of the Home Team Tactical Centre, which houses training facilities for specialist units within the Home Team such as the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). 

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