Worker dies in fall at Canberra Drive construction site

Worker dies in fall at Canberra Drive construction site

File photo of a construction site in Singapore. (Photo: Francine Lim)

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old man was killed when he fell at a construction site of a condominium development at 513 Canberra Drive on Friday (Jul 14), authorities said. 

The worker had been supervising a group of three as they prepared to receive a prefabricated bathroom unit for installation when he fell over the edge of the building, said a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) spokesperson. 

The worker had been employed under a company called Zong Yang and the main contractor for the development was Qingdao Construction (Singapore), MOM added. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Singapore Police Force (SPF) said they were alerted to the incident just before 2pm. 

An ambulance was sent to the location, where authorities found the man lying motionless on the ground and pronounced him dead. 

MOM and police investigations are ongoing.

The incident was the second worksite death on Friday.  

In an unrelated incident, a worker was killed and 10 others injured when an uncompleted viaduct to the Pan-Island Expressway collapsed.

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