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Worker dies in building site accident

Published on Mar 25, 2014 9:47 AM

An Indian national was killed at a worksite in Jurong on Sunday morning after being pinned between two pieces of heavy construction equipment.

The construction worker, 23, was pronounced dead at the site in Joo Koon Road by Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedics who received a call at about 9.15am.

Preliminary findings by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) showed he was conducting checks on a boom lift when it suddenly moved, pinning him between the boom lift and a crawler crane parked next to it.

Chinese evening daily newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday that there were 20 to 30 workers at the site at the time. The worker was bleeding profusely and suffered severe injuries to his head.

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