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Worker dies in Sengkang worksite accident after falling 19 storeys

Published on Jan 24, 2014 3:24 PM

A worker from China fell 19 storeys to his death at a construction site in Sengkang on Thursday afternoon.

The accident took place at the worksite of Qingjian International (South Pacific) Group Development Co. at Fernvale Street at about 2.45pm.

A Ministry of Manpower (MOM) spokesman said a group of workers was lifting a pre-fabricated bathroom unit by using a tower crane to install it on the 19th floor of a building under construction.

The victim, Liu Debao, 41, was apparently struck by the unit on the floor and fell off the building. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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