Worker hurt by man's fall at Marina One site

Mr Tanim was believed to have fallen from the 22nd storey and was found on the third storey without a safety harness. Another worker who was hit is in a stable condition.
Mr Tanim was believed to have fallen from the 22nd storey and was found on the third storey without a safety harness. Another worker who was hit is in a stable condition.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

A construction worker fell about 20 storeys to his death at the worksite of upcoming mixed-use development Marina One yesterday morning, injuring another worker as he landed.

The Straits Times understands the man who died was 21-year-old Bangladeshi Hosen Md Tanim.

He was believed to have fallen from the 22nd storey and was found on the third storey without a safety harness. Another man, a 38-year- old Bangladeshi who had been working on the third storey, sustained neck injuries when Mr Tanim hit him during the fall.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call around 11.11am and dispatched two ambulances to the worksite at 23, Marina Way. Mr Tanim was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other victim was taken to the Singapore General Hospital.

He is now in a stable condition.

Most of the works at the site had stopped when The Straits Times visited yesterday afternoon.

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Construction worker Muhammad Nazrul, 28, said Mr Tanim was from Meherpur district in Bangladesh and had worked on the Marina One project for nine months.

"He is a good man... I last saw him three months ago during prayer time," said Mr Nazrul.

Another worker from India, who wanted to be known only as Raja, said of Mr Tanim: "He had been having family problems."

Yesterday morning, Mr Tanim posted a note on his Facebook page in Bengali, and wrote about wishing to end his life.

Marina One - bounded by Commerce Street and Park Street - is scheduled to be completed later this year and comprises prime Grade-A office space, luxury residences and retail offerings.

The project's builder is Hyundai-GS Joint Venture.

ST understands the case was not classified as an industrial accident.

The police said that they are investigating the unnatural death.

Yuen Sin

•Additional reporting by Linette Lai

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2017, with the headline 'Worker hurt by man's fall at Marina One site'. Print Edition | Subscribe