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Foreign worker killed at East Changi construction site



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SINGAPORE: A construction worker was killed in a workplace accident in East Changi on Friday (February 22) after he was hit by a tipper truck, said Manpower Ministry (MOM).

"MOM was reported of a fatal accident in a work place at 31A Tanah Merah Coast Road," said the ministry in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia on Saturday.

"A 27-year-old Indian worker was on the left of a tipper truck at T junction, when the tipper truck turned to the left and hit down."

MOM added that the occupier of the workplace was the Samsung-Koh Brothers Joint Venture, with the developer of the Changi Aerial Group (Singapore).

The deceased worker was employed by the Construction and Civil Engineering Contractor of Koh Brother.

In a statement, the Changi Airport Group said she was working with the contractor to provide support to the family and employee.

"We're sorry for losing life because of the crash this morning on the East Changi work site," he said.

"The Changi Airport Group assists the authorities in their investigations, and works with the contractor to provide support to the family and employee."

MOM said he was investigating the incident and all operations involving tipper trucks at the Changi East construction site have stopped.

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