Man found dead on top of crane at PSA's Keppel Terminal

Man found dead on top of crane at PSA's Keppel Terminal

SINGAPORE: A man was pronounced dead after he was found trapped in a cable drum on top of a crane in PSA's Keppel Terminal on Wednesday (Sep 20).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at about 10.20am.

"SCDF immediately dispatched one fire engine, one red rhino, one ambulance and three support vehicles," it said. "Upon arrival, a man was found trapped at a cable drum on top of a crane. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics."

SCDF added that it brought the body down from the crane together with the "PSA in-house emergency team".

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a statement on Friday that the man was reported to be standing near to the wire rope drum of the crane and had been carrying out checks on the gearbox before the incident occurred.

Investigations are ongoing to establish what had led to the incident. In the meantime, PSA Corporation has been instructed to stop all maintenance and repairs on the affected crane, MOM said.

PSA said it is rendering assistance to the family of the victim and cooperating with the authorities in their investigations.

Source: CNA/hz