Bedok bakery owner, 73, died when he was caught by rotating mixer arm and pulled inside

An elderly bakery owner who was killed in a workplace mishap on June 25 had been operating an industrial gas-heated cooking mixer when he was caught by the rotating mixer arm and pulled into the machine.

Police told Stomp that they were alerted to the industrial accident at Block 17 Bedok South Road at 3.06pm.

Mr Ng Sew Kuang, the 73-year-old owner of Ng Kian Seng Confectionery, had been preparing red bean paste alone at the time of the accident.

Workers only noticed something amiss when they a burning smell coming from the machine on the second floor.

The victim was later extricated and pronounced dead at the scene, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) told The Straits Times.

MOM added in a statement that it "has stopped all manufacturing works and is currently investigating the incident."

Known for its traditional goodies such as tau sar piah and wife cakes, Ng Kian Seng Confectionery is more than 70 years old and was started by Mr Ng's paternal grandfather.