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1 dead, 2 injured in construction site accident on Pioneer Turn

A construction worker was killed yesterday after a platform collapsed at a worksite on Pioneer Turn, causing the Chinese national to fall, along with the platform, from the third storey. Two other workers who had also been on the platform were injured and taken to a hospital.

1 dead, 2 injured in construction site accident on Pioneer Turn

Construction workers working at a construction site, 15 Jan 2014. TODAY file photo

A construction worker was killed yesterday after a platform collapsed at a worksite on Pioneer Turn, causing the Chinese national to fall, along with the platform, from the third storey. Two other workers who had also been on the platform were injured and taken to a hospital.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident at M+W Singapore’s five-storey light industrial development site at around 9.40am. A fire engine, a Red Rhino, a fire bike and two ambulances were sent to the site.

Officers from the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate responded immediately and were on-site to investigate, a spokesperson said. “Preliminary findings have indicated that three workers were on a platform installed over a stairwell when the platform collapsed, causing the workers to fall with the platform from the third storey.”

The Chinese worker, who was in his 20s, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The other two workers, a Chinese national and a Bangladeshi, were taken to the National University Hospital.

The MOM has instructed all work at the site to stop. Investigations are ongoing. ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY ELGIN CHONG

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