Death of friend underscores importance of workplace safety

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Last year, Mr Muhammad Zulkifli learnt via Facebook that his good friend had died while operating a forklift at work here.

The death of his fellow Malaysian, just two years his senior, devastated Mr Zulkifli, 27, who works in packaging at food manufacturer Thong Siek.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline Death of friend underscores importance of workplace safety. Subscribe