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Keppel Shipyard worker’s body recovered after accident

The body of a worker at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore has been recovered this morning local time (24 August) after he fell into the sea yesterday.

The Bangladeshi worker, who was hired by a sub-contractor, was standing on the crane that was mounted on a concrete pier at the shipyard, and the part of the pier collapsed at 10.40 am local time on 23 August.

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower said that as the pier gave way, the crane toppled onto a vessel that was berthed next to the pier, causing the worker to fall into the sea as the crane became partially submerged in the water.

In a statement released today, Keppel Shipyard sent its condolences to the deceased worker's family and said it is assisting the authorities with the investigation into the accident.

Keppel Shipyard said, "Keppel Shipyard values the safety and life of every worker and we deeply regret this tragic incident."

All works at the affected pier have been suspended at the ministry’s order, until further notice.

Martina Li
Asia Correspondent

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