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Video of crane crash in Jurong emerges

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The Straits Times reported on 14 Jul that a crane collapsed onto a lorry at Jurong Port injuring two people, and that the incident happened at 37, Jurong Port Road, at 3.20pm.

Two ambulances where dispatched to the scene of the incident and one conveyed a man in his 30s conscious to the National University Hospital. Another unidentified casualty was sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, the report said.

A Facebook user Dougles Chan has shared the video of a crane collapsing in his Facebook. It is unclear if it is the same incident, but the user said that the accident happened two days ago in Jurong Island.

On 30 June, a 30-year-old male worker was killed at a Marina South worksite. The worker was working at the bottom of a shaft in the ground when equipment that was hoisted by a crane dislodged from its lifting slings and fell into the shaft, striking the worker. Ministry of Manpower issued a stop-work order on the site the next day.

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Channel NewsAsia reported that Manpower Minister as saying that he is concerned with the deteriorating Workplace Safety and Health situation in Singapore. The Minister, Mr Lim Swee Say noted that in the first half of 2016, there have already been 42 fatalities – 12 more compared to the same period last year. Mr Lim added that the construction sector remains the top contributor with 18 fatalities – an 80 per cent increase from last year.

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