A construction worker died on Sunday morning (Aug 28), after falling from a height at a worksite at Woodlands Close, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Monday.
The accident happened at about 9am on Sunday when a team of workers was installing formwork for the concreting of a column on the seventh storey of a building under construction. One of the formwork panels fell over the edge of the building, along with the worker, MOM said.
The worker was pronounced dead at the scene and the ministry's Occupational Safety and Health Division was notified of the accident at 11am. The developer for the construction project in question is Wee Hur (Woodlands 12) Pte Ltd and the main contractor is Wee Hur Construction.
MOM has issued a stop-work order on all formwork and lifting operations at the site.
Earlier this month, another construction worker died at a worksite accident in Tuas after a chain used to lift formwork snapped and hit him.