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One Chinese killed, ten injured after Singapore highway structure collapses

By  Liu Hui (CNTV)    13:11, July 14, 2017

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A highway structure under construction collapsed early Friday morning in the eastern part of Singapore, killing one Chinese worker and injuring ten others.

The incident occurred not far from the Changi International Airport.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the worker died at the scene, while the others were sent to the hospital with their injuries. Eight of those hurt in the collapse remain hospitalized.

SCDF was alerted to the incident at about 3:35 a.m. local time (1935 GMT Friday). At around 7:00 a.m., it said all workers at the construction site had been accounted for and that search and rescue operations had been completed.

The construction was undertaken by the Or Kim Peow (OKP) firm, which had been found guilty just on Tuesday of breaches of the Workplace Safety and Health Act.

The firm and its safety coordinator and site supervisor Victor Tan Kok Peng were fined 250,000 Singapore dollars (182,500 US dollars) and 12,000 Singapore dollars (8,700 US dollars) respectively for a workplace accident in September 2015. In that case, one worker died, and three others were injured.

(Source: Xinhua) 

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