07 Mar 2019
Ref No.: 070319 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Accident Notification: Worker hit by tipper truck
On 22 February 2019 around 8:20am, a site supervisor was at the cross junction of an open access road within a construction worksite, when a tipper truck hit him as it wasturning. He was knocked down and sustained head injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics.
The Ministry of Manpower has commenced investigations into the accident.
The industry is reminded to conduct a comprehensive Risk Assessment covering traffic movement at construction sites. A traffic management plan is necessary to safeguard both workers and drivers within the site. Warning signs should be installed at traffic junctions to remind drivers to slow down and look out for oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Where site conditions permit, provide a demarcated walkway to separate pedestrian access from vehicular access. Traffic control devices may be installed on-site or traffic controllers stationed to manage traffic movement. All workers must be briefed on vehicular traffic hazards, and advised to maintain a safe distance from vehicles and keep away from vehicle blind spots at all times.
Information on the accident is based on preliminary investigations by the Ministry of Manpower as at
26 February 2019. This may be subject to change as investigations are still on-going. Please also note that the recommendations provided here are not exhaustive and they are meant to enhance workplace safety and health so that a recurrence may be prevented. The information and recommendations provided are not to be construed as implying any liability on any party nor should it be taken to encapsulate all the responsibilities and obligations under the law.