S’pore Worker Dies After Falling 6m Down Elevator Shaft, MOM Investigating Incident

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Worker Falls Down 6m Elevator Shaft & Passes Away On 18 Apr

Despite efforts to implement more safety measures at workplaces, fatal accidents unfortunately still do happen.

Recently, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council shared that two workers had passed away while on the job last month.

The first had fallen down a deep elevator shaft, while the second was crushed by a forklift part.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is currently investigating both incidents.

Worker dies after falling down elevator shaft

On Wednesday (24 May), WSH released alerts on two fatal workplace accidents that occurred in April.

In the first accident, a worker was carrying out welding work on a newly constructed lift shaft at an undisclosed location on 18 Apr when the first incident took place.

According to the statement, he then fell into the shaft and plummeted 6m to the ground below.

An image shows that he was working on a metal piece at the opening of the lift before the fall.

He was rushed to the hospital but later died of his injuries.

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