Other construction site incidents last week

Other construction site incidents last week

Wednesday, Oct 2:

Six workers were injured after a scaffolding at Toa Payoh North collapsed.

A worker was reported to have been clipping his harness to the scaffolding when it became unstable and the structure gave way.

Five of the workers - three Bangladeshis, a Chinese and a Malaysian - were taken to hospital following the incident, which occurred at about 11.40am.

The sixth worker, who is from China, sustained minor injuries and was treated on-site.

Monday, Sep 30:

Two workers died and four others were injured when a tower crane at the construction site of the National Art Gallery crumpled as it lifted an excavator.

The boom of the tower crane first broke and crashed on the roof of the former City Hall building.

Large concrete slabs used as counterweights for the crane then slid off the machinery, smashing through a freestanding scaffold that had workers on it.

The impact killed a Thai and a Bangladeshi construction worker, while four others were injured.

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