Indian loses his life at a Singapore construction site after being struck by a reversing vehicle.
A tragic incident occurred at a construction site in Singapore where a 33-year-old Indian worker lost his life after being struck by a reversing vehicle. The victim, employed as a driver by BSN Tech Engineering, was working at the site occupied by Star Ready-Mix in Jurong West at the time of the accident. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported that the man was preparing a tipper truck for unloading when he was hit by a reversing wheel loader, which is commonly used for material lifting in construction sites. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
MOM is currently investigating the incident and has instructed Star Ready-Mix to halt all vehicular operations at the site. In light of the incident, MOM emphasized the importance for employers to implement proper traffic management plans to minimize vehicle-related risks. This incident follows another recent workplace fatality in Singapore, where a 20-year-old Indian national died after a building collapsed. Singapore has seen an increase in workplace deaths, with 46 deaths reported in 2022 and 14 deaths reported in 2023 so far.
In response, MOM implemented a heightened safety period and introduced additional measures to address the concerning rise in workplace fatalities, including raising the maximum fine for breaches of workplace safety and health (WSH) laws resulting in death or serious injury.