Migrant worker dies after falling through Balestier Road building's level 1 floor to basement 1


Ashley Tan| November 16, 10:14 PM

A migrant worker fell to his death while carrying out housekeeping works at a building along Balestier Road.

Fell through a hole in the floor

The incident occurred on Nov. 14, 2019, at 360 Balestier Road, Shaw Plaza.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the 30-year-old Indian national, who has not been identified, fell through a partition board on the floor from level 1 floor to basement 1.

Photos submitted by a Mothership reader showed a narrow hole in the side of a room, leading to what looks like a car park in the level below.

Photo by Mothership reader

Photo by Mothership reader

Another photo showed the worker lying on the ground with a large pool of blood forming around his head.

Two other workers appeared to be attending to the victim.

A first-aid box was next to them.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told Mothership that the worker was still alive when they arrived at the scene, and he was subsequently conveyed conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Unfortunately, the worker succumbed to his injuries.

The worker was employed by Express 21, a company specialising in mechanical and electrical services.

According to their website, the company handles electrical engineering and structured cabling solutions for buildings as well.

MOM stated that all work at the worksite has been stopped, and investigations are ongoing.

A funeral was held for the migrant worker, though it is uncertain exactly when and where it was held.

Mothership has contacted MOM for more information and will update the article when they reply.

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