A construction worker was killed in an accident at a worksite in Tuas on Monday (Aug 8), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said.
In a media statement on Tuesday, MOM said that at around 5.45pm on Monday, a group of workers was lifting a formwork for casting the walls of a stairwell, when one of the chains used to lift the formwork snapped. It caused the remaining chain section to swing outwards and hit a worker standing nearby.
The worker was taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, where he died at around 7pm the same day.
The ministry said that the developer for the construction project is JTC Corporation and the main contractor is Tiong Seng Contractors.
The cause of the accident is being investigated and Tiong Seng has been ordered to stop all lifting operations at the worksite.
In its media statement, MOM said: "Employers and contractors are reminded to have a lifting plan for use during crane-lifting operations. The lifting plan shall include the selection of appropriate lifting equipment, lifting gear and appliances, and the application of correct lifting methods.
"Checks shall also be conducted on lifting equipment and lifting gear to ensure that they are in good working condition and free from defects."