Man dies after getting trapped in cable drum atop a crane at PSA's Keppel terminal

According to the port operator's website, there are 37 quay cranes at the Keppel facility.
According to the port operator's website, there are 37 quay cranes at the Keppel facility.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 33-year-old man died at PSA's Keppel terminal on Wednesday (Sept 20) morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the rescue incident at about 10.20am. It sent a fire engine, a Red Rhino, an ambulance and three support vehicles to the scene.

When they arrived, they found the man trapped in a cable drum on top of a crane.

A cable drum is a round, cylindrical object used to carry wound-up wires and cables.

The man was pronounced dead by SCDF paramedics at the scene. His body was brought down from the crane by SCDF and PSA's in-house emergency team.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Straits Times understands he was a Singaporean worker at the terminal. According to the port operator's website, there are 37 quay cranes at the Keppel facility.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, a PSA spokesman said:“PSA is rendering assistance to the family of the deceased and cooperating with the authorities in their investigations.”

The Straits Times has contacted the Ministry of Manpower for more information.