Why workers are still dying - and what Singapore is doing about it

Despite stepped-up inspections and tightening of workplace safety controls, the number of workplace-related deaths has gone up. Insight looks at what needs to be done to strengthen workplace safety for the long haul.

Curbing the worrying rise in workplace-related deaths and major injuries this year has risen in prominence on the national agenda. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - On April 18, a 65-year-old Singaporean electrical worker was installing closed-circuit camera cables in a restaurant in Toa Payoh when he fell off the ladder he was on and later died.

Within a fortnight, five other workers would also die on the job, including two who were run over by heavy vehicles and another two who fell from height.

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