Thai worker dies after falling 14m at Tuas South construction site

Submitted by Stomper M

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A 49-year-old Thai worker died after falling 14 metres to the ground at a construction site at 80 Tuas South Boulevard on Friday afternoon (Oct 19).

Stomper M alerted Stomp to photos of the incident that were posted by Facebook page Safety Watch - SG.

The images show a man in work attire lying on the ground near a cherry picker.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at about 3.50pm.

The man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at 4.13pm.

According to The Straits Times, a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) spokesman said the man was shifting the zinc roof sheets on the roof of a workshop that was under construction when he stepped on the insulation layer and fell to the ground.

"MOM is currently investigating and all work-at-height activity at the work site has been stopped," added the spokesman.

The occupier of the construction site is HPC Builders and the man's employer is Eltraco Roofing System.