Humanresourcesonline.net, 10 Oct 2014
Unreasonably high productivity targets and huge workloads are major factors contributing towards the high number of deaths in the construction sector in Singapore, a HealthServe report stated.
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) has submitted this report to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). In it, it notes there were 12 deaths at construction sites in the first quarter of 2014 alone, out of a total of 19 deaths.
Since the report, completed in August, was released, there have also been a number of other deaths at construction sites, including one worker who died this week at Pioneer Turn after the third-storey platform he was working on collapsed. Two others were also injured and MOM has closed the site while it investigates. Full story