Worker dies in accident at Defu Industrial City construction site, another injured

Police were alerted to the industrial accident at 2.42pm in Kim Chuan Road (Defu South).
Police were alerted to the industrial accident at 2.42pm in Kim Chuan Road (Defu South).PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - One construction worker died while another was injured in an accident at a construction site in Kim Chuan Road (Defu South) on Friday afternoon (Aug 3).

The project, named Defu Industrial City, is a high-rise multi-user industrial complex being developed by JTC Corporation in the area.

The accident happened at about 2.30pm when both workers were hit by a piece of formwork that was being lowered to the ground, JTC said in a statement on Saturday.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to a call for ambulance assistance at 2.40pm. Police said that they were alerted to the industrial accident at 2.42pm.

Police said that a 30-year-old man was unconscious when he was sent to Changi General Hospital where he later died.

JTC said that it was deeply saddened by the fatal accident.

“JTC is working with the contractor to assist the workers’ families and is assisting the Ministry of Manpower and the police in their investigations,” it said in the statement.

The Ministry of Manpower said that it has stopped the installation and dismantling of formwork panels at the worksite and is investigating the incident.

Police are investigating the accident as a case of unnatural death.

The Housing Board awarded the S$435 million contract for Defu Industrial City to Lian Beng Construction, the main contractor for the project, in March 2017.