11 workplace deaths so far this year, including six at construction sites: Manpower Ministry
The Straits Times
There have been 11 workplace fatalities so far this year, including six at construction sites, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (May 14).
Three of the deaths were work-at-height fatalities - when a worker falls to his death due to lapses in safety procedures. This month has already seen two such deaths - a 44-year-old foreign worker from India died at a site in Gambas, in Woodlands, on May 1, while another worker from China, also 44, died at a site in Canberra Street on May 5.
This is a significant increase from the eight workplace deaths in the same period last year - Jan to May 13. Only one of these cases took place at a construction site.Read Article »