Worker crushed between pillar and moving bus in Singapore's Kranji

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Worker crushed between pillar and moving bus in Singapore's Kranji

SINGAPORE: A 43-year-old worker died on Aug 3 after he was crushed between a pillar and a moving bus in Kranji, the 32nd workplace fatality reported in 2022 to date.

In an Alert posted by the Workplace Safety and Health WSH Council on Wednesday, the incident occurred on Aug 3, when a worker was guiding a bus to reverse into position while he was standing next to a pillar.

The driver remounted the bus after reversing, but crushed the worker against the pillar, said the WSH Council.

The Ministry of Manpower MOM said in a statement that the accident happened at 60 Jalan Lam Huat at about 11 am on Aug 3. The Carros Centre is located at the address.

According to the Manpower Ministry, the deceased was a 43-year-old Chinese national who was employed as a driver. He had been guiding the bus into position at a bus interchange that was occupied by Comfortdelgro Bus.

The worker was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, said MOM.

The ministry has instructed the employer, Singapore Towing Equipments, to stop all vehicles from non-public roads and building premises, because they said it is investigating the accident.