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This was the 27th workplace fatality in Singapore so far this year. A total of 37 deaths occurred at the workplace throughout 2021. (Photo File: News18)

An Indian worker died after a mobile crane rammed between parts in Singapore, marking the 27th workplace death this year.

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  • Last Update:23 June 2022, 10:06 IST
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A 32-year-old Indian worker died after a mobile crane rammed between parts at a construction site here, officials said on Thursday. He said the “workplace accident” happened at 1 Mandai Quarry Road at around 10.15 am on Wednesday.

The Indian employee, an employee of Hawa Yang Engineering, was removing two shackles from a toolbox under the chassis of a mobile crane when the crane turned clockwise. Channel News Asia quoted a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) spokesperson as saying that his chest was crushed between the crane counterweight and the crane undercarriage. Without naming the person, the spokesman said the man was taken to Khu Tek Puat Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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This was the 27th workplace fatality in Singapore so far this year. According to the channel report, there were a total of 37 deaths at workplace in the whole of 2021. There were 10 deaths in April alone.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said last month that workplace deaths were “not acceptable” and called on all parties to “keep this right”. Lee noted that with the reopening of the economy and the resumption of more work and social activities, safety standards and practices have declined and the accident rate is rising.

MoM said last week that from June 14, companies with poor workplace safety and health performance would face harsher penalties.

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