March 2, 2024

Singaporean traffic controller,72 died after being hit by a truck located at Lim Chu Kang .The incident took place at about 7:30 in the morning at a farm though this was recorded that it happened Aug 16.

In an alert from the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council on Wednesday (Aug 24), it said the truck had stopped at the main gate of the farm in order to exit to the main road.The traffic controller employed by the farm moved to the left of the truck to get the driver’s attention, before moving to the front of the vehicle .

The truck suddenly moved forward and ran over the worker .The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in response to queries that the worker was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he died from his injuries.

“Traffic controllers should be extra alert and sensitised to the dangers when they have to manage the blind spots of heavy vehicles,” MOM said.

In record,The fatal workplace accident was the 33rd this year.With the death of a Bangladeshi worker who fell into the sea on Monday (Aug 22) after part of a concrete pier in a Tuas shipyard collapsed, the total number of work-related deaths this year is now at least 34.

Marvelous Ogidi

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