High cost of hurrying: Manpower shortage, rush to deliver behind spate of deaths

There have been 20 workplace deaths in Singapore so far this year, the highest for the same period since 2016. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Work. That is all Hasan (not his real name) has known since the company where he labours, loading and unloading goods, was allowed to reopen following Covid-19 lockdowns two years ago.

His workday starts at 7.45am and officially ends at 6.15pm, but sometimes it stretches past midnight as he has to put in overtime.

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