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August 2014

A four-year-old boy suffered neck pains and a cut on his head after a 3m-tall glass door came off its hinges and fell on him at Westgate mall in Jurong East. The boy had been playing with the door on the fifth storey.

November 2013

An engineering firm boss, who was propping up eight glass door panels in a crate, was killed when they fell on him. He was pinned under the glass doors, which weighed about 400kg in total, and died in hospital an hour later from severe head injuries and heart complications.

March 2011

A metal gate weighing 900kg fell on a security officer on his first day of work at the MRT's North-East Line depot in Sengkang. The man, who had been trying to close the gate, died in hospital four hours later.


BY THE numbersĀ 

17

Number of construction fatalities in the first half of this year, said a spokesman from the Manpower Ministry.