5 people injured after scaffolding outside factory building collapses

Five construction workers were injured after a scaffolding outside a factory building that is being upgraded collapsed.

Scaffolding collapse at a construction site along Braddell Road. (Photo: Boon Sang)

SINGAPORE: Five construction workers were injured on Wednesday morning after a scaffolding outside a factory building that is being upgraded collapsed. The accident occurred at Lian Soon Construction's worksite at Toa Payoh North at about 11.40am. The factory building is located between the mosque (Masjid Muhajirin) and the SPH News Centre. Six foreign workers - three from Bangladesh, two from China and one from Malaysia were working on the scaffold when it collapsed. Five of them sustained injuries and were sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Three have so far been discharged. The sixth worker was treated on-site for minor injuries.

Four others were injured. two workers were killed when a crane toppled at the construction site of the National Art Gallery. a Bangladeshi construction worker fell 20 storeys to his death while working at a condominium in Katong. The spate of accidents has raised concern at Singapore's Manpower Ministry (MOM). . On September 26. On September 30. and also at a second site that is under the same contractor. near the Padang. It is urging companies to proactively carry out thorough risk assessments and enforce safety measures.Work has halted at the site.CNA/ac/fa . This is the third workplace incident in seven days.

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