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Scaffolding collapses at Braddell Road worksite, seven workers injured

Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- PHOTO: MOHAMMED AFDHAL
Seven workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed at a construction site along Braddell Road. -- ST PHOTO: MARYAM MOKHTAR
Seven workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed at a construction site along Braddell Road. -- ST PHOTO: MARYAM MOKHTAR
Injured workers receive treatment after a worksite accident at a construction site along Braddell Road. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
Injured workers receive treatment after a worksite accident at a construction site along Braddell Road. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
SCDF officers inspecting the scene at the construction site along Braddell Road. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
SCDF officers inspecting the scene at the construction site along Braddell Road. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Seven workers were injured at a construction site along Braddell Road on Wednesday morning in the second worksite accident this week.

Safety officer Lenin Venugopal, 35, said one worker was seriously hurt but conscious after the suspended scaffolding on the second level of the building collapsed.

A worker is believed to have been clipping his harness to the scaffolding when the structure became unbalanced leading to its collapse, said Mr Lenin. Another six workers were injured but they were conscious and seated when The Straits Times arrived at the scene.

A 23-year-old worker from China, who wanted to be known as Mr Liu, said he was on the second level scaffolding when it collapsed, but he was unsure of what happened. He injured his legs. A spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call for assistance at 11.40am. The site will house a new building in an industrial cluster.