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Tuas industrial fire: Inquiry committee to examine factors that led to fatal accident

In the wake of a fire at a Tuas industrial unit that claimed the lives of three workers earlier this week, the authorities will appoint an inquiry committee to examine the factors that led to the accident. MOM…

Lift technician dies after being trapped in shaft of Chan Brothers Building

A 29-year-old lift technician, who was trapped in the shaft of the Chan Brothers Building along North Bridge Road, died on Sat. The Bangladeshi was carrying out repair work on the top of a lift car when it…

SMRT worker who died at Bishan depot was hit by 5kg rod that shot out of machine, coroner’s court hears

An SMRT technical officer in a fatal workplace accident at Bishan Depot last year was hit by a rod that shot out of a machine he was operating, a coroner’s court heard on Fri. Mr Muhammad Afiq Senawi,…

MOM to carry out 300 more checks in high-risk workplaces after deadly accidents in Feb

Following a spate of deadly workplace accidents this month, MOM is adding 300 inspections in high-risk industries. In a FB post on Wed, MOM said the inspections will continue until mid-March, adding that there will be “a greater…

February workplace fatalities climb to 10 after death of workers in Tuas explosion

Ten people have died in workplace accidents in Singapore in the last three-and-a-half weeks, after three workers who suffered burns in a fire at an industrial building in Tuas succumbed to their injuries on Thurs. Speaking at the…

Fire at Tuas industrial unit: 3 workers dead, 5 in critical condition

Three workers have died after a fire broke out at an industrial unit in Tuas on Wed and five others are in critical condition. Two other workers from the opposite unit who received medical attention have been discharged.…

From delivery van driver to construction project engineer

After doing the same job for 10 years, delivery van driver Shariff Rhusli decided it was time to switch gears and try a change of direction, one that led him to a six-month course on workplace health and…

7 workplace fatalities in February ‘extremely alarming’: Zaqy Mohamad

There have been seven fatal workplace accidents so far in Feb, an “extremely alarming” figure compared to 30 deaths for the whole of last year, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Mon. It sets…

Company director dies after falling through floor opening in house being renovated

A construction firm director died last week after he fell through an opening in the floor of a semi-detached house that was undergoing A&A works. The 53-year-old Singapore PR was overseeing construction work at the two-storey house located…

PIE viaduct collapse: Firm, director and engineer found guilty

Construction company OKP, its project director Yee Chee Keong and project engineer Wong Kiew Hai were on Fri found guilty of their respective charges relating to the collapse of an expressway viaduct near Upper Changi Road in 2017…

Recycling firm fined $250,000 over 2017 Tuas blaze that killed one worker

A recycling company was fined $250,000 on Thurs over a fire and an explosion in Tuas, which occurred on June 24, 2017 and led to the death of one of its workers. Chinese national Chen Qiu, 39, died…

Safety track records of construction firms can be easily compared on new MOM e-service

Construction firms’ safety track records will be more easily accessible from Thurs, with statistics on information such as fatalities and stop-work orders consolidated for easy comparison. The data on MOM’s website will also be updated every fortnight. Senior…

MRT works taking place while trains still running

I was disturbed by a loud grinding and drilling noise from outside my flat at 11.15pm on Wed. Peeking out from my study room window, I saw men busy working on the noise barrier by the side of…

Coroner rules 2019 death of worker in tower crane accident a misadventure

The death of a construction worker who was hit by falling material after a tower crane failed at a work site last year has been ruled a misadventure. There is no basis to suspect foul play, said State…

MOM investigating after worker seen sitting on ledge to install aircon in Woodlands

MOM is investigating after a worker was seen sitting on a ledge on the sixth floor of Blk 834 Woodlands St 83, seemingly to install an air conditioner. Stomp contributor Simon said he saw the worker on the…

Companies need to take workplace safety standards more seriously to prevent deaths

One death at the workplace is one too many. Five workplace deaths in a span of two weeks between late last month and early this month, as indicated in the article, is unthinkable. I once worked with a…

Worker dies in workplace accident after sheet pile falls on him

A 29-year-old Bangladeshi worker at a LTA construction site beside the Changi MRT depot died yesterday morning after a workplace accident. MOM said the latest accident occurred in Koh Sek Lim Road, which runs into the Changi MRT…

2 more workplace deaths this week; calls grow for companies to prioritise worker safety

Two more workplace deaths were reported on Fri by WSH Council, taking the death toll over the past two weeks to five. In the first incident on Tues, two workers were packing goods in a warehouse when one…

Death of migrant worker who fell 4.7m at Shaw Plaza ‘an unfortunate workplace accident’: Coroner

It was only when a worker fell through a partition board 4.7m to the floor below, suffering fatal injuries, that other workers, including a safety supervisor, realised that part of the floor they had been working on was…

Gas manufacturing firm, CEO plead guilty over their part in 2015 fatal lab fire in Jurong

A 2015 laboratory fire that caused multiple explosions at a gas manufacturing firm’s factory in the Jurong industrial area – killing a 30-year-old chemist and injuring at least seven other employees – broke out as an unqualified weld…

New safety measures at Marina Bay Sands ahead of Mice events restarting

New tug machines to transport 60 chairs instead of 10. New electric vans to replace old ones powered by diesel. New mechanised sweepers to reduce overnight shifts for cleaning staff. These are examples of measures put in place…

Man jailed four weeks for taking bribes as Chevron’s health and safety specialist

A 49-year-old man was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Fri for accepting $6,000 in bribes while he was working as the health, environment and safety specialist with Chevron Singapore at its lube oil blending plant. Cheow Hock…

Authorities urge construction, marine firms to review safety protocols following 3 deaths in 2 days

Three workers in the construction and marine sectors died in two days this week and the authorities are urging all these firms to conduct a thorough “safety time-out” exercise at their worksites. This means completing a checklist of…

MOM to work closely with employers to manage risk of infectious diseases spreading at work

MOM will work closely with employers and building owners to better manage the risks of infectious diseases spreading at the workplace, while continuing to stay vigilant in preventing workplace accidents. Mental health support will also be enhanced, with…

Nearly 140 workplace safety breaches uncovered at waste recycling companies: MOM

MOM said on Fri that it had uncovered close to 140 WSH contraventions at waste recycling companies during an enforcement operation. Dubbed Ops Bowerbird, the targeted operation was launched last month with the support of SCDF. More than…

190 companies and individuals recognised at annual Workplace Safety and Health Awards

As part of Tuas Terminal’s construction, workers from Hyundai Engg and Construction had to spray a coating agent on the exposed surfaces of a submerged concrete unit while they were suspended in the air. That ended when a…

Workers saved after being stranded 20 storeys above ground on gondola

Two workers were rescued by SCDF after their gondola tilted to one side – leaving them stranded 20 storeys above ground for almost an hour. SCDF said they received a call for “height rescue assistance” at Blk 105…

Worker taken to hospital after crane he was working in toppled

A worker was taken to hospital on Thurs afternoon after the crane he was working on fell. The crane, which was attached to a lorry, had been raised to a height of about four storeys for the worker…

Don’t neglect fundamental workplace safety alongside Covid-19 measures: Zaqy Mohamad

With all the focus on Covid-19 safe mgmt measures as companies resume operations, firms must not forget the fundamentals of workplace safety, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Thurs. Ten workplace deaths have been…

Worker dies after being electrocuted in workplace incident at Police NS Department site

A 27-year-old foreign worker died after he was electrocuted in a workplace accident on Thurs. The worker was dismantling an electrical distribution board at 170 Still Road, MOM said on Mon in response to queries from CNA. The…

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