A 38-year-old Indian nationwide has died in a hearth at an industrial website in Singapore, turning into the forty sixth office fatality this 12 months, the very best since 2016 within the city-state.
In line with preliminary investigations, the hearth that broke out at 21 Tuas Avenue 3 website on Friday morning was attributable to the uncontrolled launch of acetylene–a flammable gasoline–from cylinders on the premises, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) mentioned on Saturday.
The id of the Indian nationwide who was killed within the hearth was not revealed.
A 43-year-old Chinese language nationwide additionally sustained burn accidents. He was taken to Singapore Basic Hospital.
MOM mentioned it has instructed the employer and occupier of Asia Technical Gasoline to cease all actions regarding the checking and upkeep of flammable gasoline cylinders.
“When coping with gasoline cylinders that comprise flammable gases, measures should be put in place to stop any accumulation of such gases in addition to guaranteeing that the work atmosphere is free from ignition sources,” The Straits Instances newspaper reported citing the Ministry.
The 12 months 2022 has recorded the very best variety of deaths at workplaces since 2016 through which 66 individuals died.
The Ministry reminded employers that staff’ security should be their high precedence and people with main security lapses can be held accountable.
They could face monetary penalties, stop-work orders, international manpower restrictions and prosecution, it added.