Singapore Suspends Road, Rail Works After Viaduct Collapse Kills Worker i

A view of an uncompleted highway structure that collapsed in Singapore on July 14, 2017. (Reuters Photo/Edgar Su)

By : Fathin Ungku | on 1:02 PM July 14, 2017
Category : International, SE Asia

Singapore. Singapore temporarily suspended all road and rail construction on Friday (14/07) to carry out safety checks after a viaduct under construction collapsed, killing a worker from China and injuring 10 of his colleagues.

Preliminary investigations showed corbels — brackets that help support beams — had given way while the construction team was working in the early hours.

"As a precautionary measure, LTA is checking all other work sites," the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement.

"Works at all LTA road and rail construction sites will observe a safety timeout this morning."

Three of the injured were also from Chinese, one was Indian and six were Bangladeshis.

Engineers responsible for the project had been ordered to carry out a detailed investigation into the design and construction quality, the LTA said.

Reuters

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