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Construction worker killed at worksite in Jalan Pemimpin

SINGAPORE — A 49-year-old worker was killed at a construction site last Friday after he was caught between the guard rails of a scissor lift and the underside of a concrete ledge.

SINGAPORE — A 49-year-old worker was killed at a construction site last Friday after he was caught between the guard rails of a scissor lift and the underside of a concrete ledge.

The Chinese national was extricated and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police are investigating the unnatural death.

In response to TODAY’s queries, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said it had instructed the occupier of the worksite in Jalan Pemimpin, China Construction Realty, to stop all cladding installation work and the use of mobile elevated work platforms.

Officers from its Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate are also investigating the incident.

The worksite is for the construction of a light industry business development that was expected to be completed in the first quarter this year.

An engineer at the site, who gave his name only as Mr Chew, said the family of the dead worker has been contacted, and that follow-up action, including compensation plans, was in progress.

He was unable to confirm if the body had been sent back to China.

The total number of construction site deaths last year was 27, while the total number of worksite deaths was 60, said MOM. REGINA MARIE LEE

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