Following the death of a 21-year-old man who fell 19 floors at the Marina One construction site in Marina South on 1 March, another worker who was injured is now in stable condition; according to Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) in a Facebook post.
The accident happened when the deceased man had struck the injured worker as he fell to his death. Police has classified the case as an unnatural death, and both men are from Bangladesh.
In a statement, MWC said that it had met with the injured worker; who sustained injuries to his spine and shoulder in the accident. Additionally, the worker has been moved out of the high dependency ward and is in stable condition.
Yeo Guat Kwang, chairman of MWC said: “We are advised that he has every chance of making a full recovery within a few months.”
He also added that MWC is “working with the employer to ensure that every means and opportunity is given to him to make a speedy recovery.”
The non-profit organisation has also contacted the deceased man’s employer to confirm the repatriation of his remains, which will be released into his employer’s care.
“In the coming days, we will also be attempting to contact the next of kin of the deceased to see if we are able to extend any additional assistance to the grieving family in this sad and difficult time,” MWC concluded.
Saying they are saddened by the incident, a spokesman for the main contractors commented: “Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.”
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