Foreign worker falls to death at Beach Road construction site, investigations are ongoing

SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old male foreign worker fell to his death on Wednesday evening at a work site along Beach Road.

Preliminary findings by the Manpower Ministry's (MOM) s Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate indicated that the worker had plunged from the sixth to the second floor of the building, when the beam he was harnessed to fell.

According to a ministry spokesman, the beam had been installed on the sixth floor and the worker assigned to cut holes in it so it could be hoisted.

He added that the ministry was alerted to the incident by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). "Officers from MOM's Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate responded immediately and were on-site to conduct investigations."

The police said that a call was received at 5.41pm requesting assistance at Beach Road. "Upon arrival, a 27-year-old man was found motionless at the site. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene," said a spokesman.

Police are investigating the case as unnatural death. No other details were given of the worker.

Work is being done at the site by Hyundai Engineering and Construction. South Beach Consortium Pte Ltd is the developer.

MOM has issued a stop-work order at the site. Investigations are ongoing.