Type of issue: fatal accident, death or suicide

1 12, 2016

Bangladeshi cleaner electrocuted while washing floor

2019-08-30T16:31:57+08:00December 1st, 2016|News, News Flash|

The Straits Times reported, 1 December 2016, a coroner's finding that Kabir Mohammad Faysal, 29, had been electrocuted while using a water jet to clean the floor at a housing estate. The motor of the jet had not been grounded and he was barefoot as he did his job. The Straits Times reported: In his findings

21 05, 2016

Illegal employer dumps dying worker in back alley

2019-08-30T16:32:02+08:00May 21st, 2016|News, News Flash|

The Straits Times reported from court that Muhammad Hidayat Abdul Rahman, 41, was sentenced to six months in jail for dumping Myo Min Aung, 28, in a back alley, after the latter fell from a height of 11.7m. Myo and another Burmese national Min Aung Myat Min were working illegally for Hidayat. The accident occurred around midnight

6 12, 2014

Four dead in shophouse dorm fire

2019-08-30T16:32:56+08:00December 6th, 2014|News, News Flash|

Four people died in a relatively small fire that broke out in a shophouse used as a dormitory for workers from China, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia. The fire was reported at about 1:40am on Saturday, 6 December 2014, and put out within 30 minutes. The Straits Times and The New Paper carried the news in

25 09, 2014

Singaporean ship manning agent accused in Filipino court of trafficking in persons

2019-08-30T16:33:01+08:00September 25th, 2014|News, News Flash|

A former director of a ship manning agency has been charged in a Filipino court with human trafficking and illegal recruitment, the Sunday Times reported on 21 September 2014. However, he appears to be still in Singapore, and there is no extradition treaty between Singapore and the Philippines. Victor Lim, formerly of Step Up Marine

4 07, 2014

Building boom leading to more workplace injuries

2019-08-30T16:33:30+08:00July 4th, 2014|News, News Flash|

Released yesterday by the Manpower Ministry, new statistics revealed a jump in construction-related deaths this year – 17 in the first half, with eight cases in January alone, up from 11 in the same period last year. Major injury cases also leaped 15 percent this period from last year to 71 cases. TODAY reported (Building

1 02, 2014

Workplace injuries and migrant workers

2019-08-30T16:33:37+08:00February 1st, 2014|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

By John Gee The annual report for 2012 of the Occupational Safety and Health Division (link to Part 1, Part 2), released in March 2013, ("OSHD Report") showed that the number of workplace deaths had fallen to 56, its lowest level in nine years. However, the total number of injuries had risen over ten per

31 01, 2014

Nine worksite fatalities in January 2014

2019-08-30T16:33:37+08:00January 31st, 2014|News, News Flash|

Nine worksite fatalities were recorded in the first month of 2014, reported the Straits Times (ST, 30 Jan 2014, Structure collapse kills one, injures 10 workers in Sentosa, by Yeo Sam Jo). The latest victim was a 36-year-old Chinese national working on a project on Sentosa. Ten others were injured Wednesday 29 January when the

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