30-year-old worker dies in accident at Marina South construction site

Construction cranes at the Marina South area on April 24, 2012.
Construction cranes at the Marina South area on April 24, 2012.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE -A 30-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident at Marina South on Thursday (June 30).

In a release, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said it was alerted to the accident at about 4.30pm.

The Straits Times understands that the deceased is Malaysian.

A MOM spokeman said at about 4pm, the worker was working at the bottom of a shaft in the ground when an equipment that was hoisted by a crane dislodged from its lifting slings and fell into the shaft, striking the worker.

MOM said the worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police said it received a call at 4.05pm requesting for assistance along Maxwell Road. They are investigating the unnatural death.

The developer for the construction project is the PUB and the main contractor is Transbuild Engineering.

MOM has issued a stop-work order within the worksite and said that investigations are ongoing.