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Other fatal falls this year

There were 12 construction site deaths in the first three months this year.

Last year, a total of 33 deaths were reported in the construction sector, according to the Workplace Safety and Health Statistics Report.

Fourteen of the 17 fatal falls happened while working at heights.

Jan 23

A Chinese worker fell 19 storeys to his death at a Sengkang construction site at Fernvale Street. He was hit by a structure hanging from a crane.

Jan 28

A Bangladeshi construction worker fell four storeys to his death when the structure he was standing on gave way. The accident happened at a worksite along Eunos Road.

Jan 29

Eleven construction workers fell from a three-storey structure when a portion of the formwork collapsed. One worker later died in Singapore General Hospital.