3 workplace deaths in 2020 so far: MOM

Workers were seen at worksites where no means of access were provided.
Workers were seen at worksites where no means of access were provided. PHOTO: SINGAPORE MINISTRY OF MANPOWER/ FACEBOOK

There have been three workplace deaths since the start of the year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday, as it urged companies to ensure they have measures in place to keep their workers safe.

With the Chinese New Year festive period approaching, some firms may be ramping up work activities to meet deadlines, it noted.

All firms have to review work practices and ensure the necessary safeguards are in place, it added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2020, with the headline '3 workplace deaths in 2020 so far: MOM'. Print Edition | Subscribe