Kranji Worker Passes Away After Getting Trapped Between Bus & Pillar In 32nd Workplace Fatality This Year

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32nd Workplace Fatality Involves Worker Trapped Between Bus & Pillar On 3 Aug

For this year, in particular, Singapore has seen a worrying uptick in the number of fatal workplace accidents.

Unfortunately, the trend has continued to be on the rise, as evidenced by a tragedy that occurred in early August.

A worker passed away on Wednesday (10 Aug) after being trapped by a bus against the wall. This marks the 32nd workplace fatality in 2022.

Worker gets trapped & passes away in workplace accident

According to the Ministry of Manpower, a fatal workplace accident occurred at 60 Jalan Lam Huat in Kranji on 3 Aug at around 11am.

A 43-year-old driver, a Chinese national, was guiding a bus into position next to a pillar at the bus interchange. Unfortunately, he ended up being pinned between the bus and the pillar.

The worker was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

MOM stated that the bus parking space was occupied by ComfortDelGro Bus, and the employer is Singapore Towing Equipments.

The accident is currently under investigation. In the meantime, the ministry has instructed the employer to stop all vehicle towing from non-public roads and building premises.

Safety measures for guiding vehicles in tight spaces

MOM clarified that during the guiding of vehicles’ movement in tight spaces, employers and supervisors must conduct safety assessments and ensure that their workers are aware of the necessary safety measures.

There must also be a traffic management plan in place, with clearly demarcated parking areas and management of blind spots using convex mirrors, road humps, and signages.

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