11 hurt in scaffolding collapse at Sentosa

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SINGAPORE — Eleven workers were hurt in a scaffolding collapse accident at a construction site on Sentosa today (Jan 29).

The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said they received a call for assistance at 3.19 pm this afternoon. One fire engine, one Red Rhino, 6 ambulances and 5 support vehicles were dispatched to the accident site at Palawan Beach in Sentosa.

As of 6 pm, 11 workers had been sent to Singapore General Hospital with injuries, SCDF said.

There have been a spate of workplace accidents in Singapore in recent weeks, prompting Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin to write a note on his blog this morning where he urged companies to take ownership of workplace safety, saying that many of the recent accidents “could have been avoided”.

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