Tugboat company fined over workplace safety lapse that led to lorry driver's death
A marine transportation company was fined $50,000 on Wednesday for a workplace safety lapse that led to the death of a lorry driver in 2011.
Director of Trans-Island Marine, Mr Ng Teck Hai, 52, had pleaded guilty to failing to take measures to ensure that the workplace was safe and without risks to the health of every person on the premises.
Lorry driver Lim Wei Kwan, 37, was seated in a lorry which was on a barge when the vehicle rolled down into the sea off Pasir Panjang Terminal on Dec 10, 2011. The father of four drowned.
The incident happened during the return journey from Pulau Sebarok to Singapore after he had delivered bulk containers of chemicals to the island.