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Foreign worker found dead during lift replacement works in Chai Chee

Foreign worker found dead during lift replacement works in Chai Chee

An eyewitness told Channel NewsAsia that a large area was cordoned off with multiple police officers on scene.

SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old man was found dead in a lift on Monday (Jan 14) during lift replacement works at a block of flats in Chai Chee.

In response to queries from Channel NewsAsia, the police said it responded to an industrial accident at Block 805 Chai Chee Road at 6.55pm. 

It added that the man was found motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics on scene. 

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said the Bangladeshi was part of a team carrying out lift replacement works at the worksite.

"The worker was using a lift to transport debris from the fifth floor to the ground floor," MOM told Channel NewsAsia. 

"The worker was subsequently found inside the lift on the ground floor with injuries."

MOM said it is investigating the incident and has stopped all lift replacement works within the worksite.

The worksite occupier is Chevalier Singapore Holdings, while the employer is Tc Builder & Machinery, MOM added.

Police are investigating the unnatural death. 

Marine Parade Town Council said it was unable to comment, citing ongoing investigations.

Source: CNA/hz(aw)


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