A crane accident at a construction site in Singapore has killed two foreign workers, one Thai and one Bangladeshi, and injured several others, according to reports.
The accident occurred when a crane partially collapsed at the site of Singapore’s new National Art Gallery on Coleman Street.
The Thai worker was identified as Charnyut Somkote, age 50, from Nakhon Phanom.
Singapore’s Manpower Ministry is in the process of assessing the accident to determine if a Committee of Inquiry is needed.
Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin was at the worksite Tuesday, and said two of the injured remain in the hospital, one in critical condition.
He said it appears some of the crane’s wires may have snapped, though the investigation is still at an early stage.
According to witnesses, the crane’s counter balance mechanism appeared to fail when it was attempting to lift building materials. Image/ST PHOTO: DAVID EE/straitstime.com