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Fatal 2012 accident at Bugis downtown line worksite: Sub-contractor fined $100,000

Published on May 21, 2014 12:39 PM
 
The underground scaffolding at the Downtown Line Bugis MRT Station worksite near the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street had collapsed on July 18 2012. A sub-contractor for the Bugis Downtown line was on Wednesday fined $100,000 for the fatal worksite accident. -- ZAOBAO PHOTO

SINGAPORE - A sub-contractor for the Bugis Downtown line was on Wednesday fined $100,000 for a fatal worksite accident in 2012.

Sin Herh Construction failed to ensure the safe erection of a formwork structure, for a linkway roof slab at the site. It also failed to ensure the safe conduct of concreting works for the structure.

Chinese nationals Dou Chunjie and Meng Huaiyou were plugging gaps in the formwork, from which concrete was leaking, when the scaffolding collapsed. They were buried in concrete and died.

Eight others were injured in the accident on July 18, 2012.

 
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