Last Saturday (11 Dec), a construction worker from Bangladesh, Isalm Robiul, passed away due to an accident at HomeTeamNS Bedok clubhouse worksite.
At the time of the accident, the steel bars were being lifted by a tower crane, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) told The Straits Times.
The fatal incident occurred at a worksite in Bedok Reservoir Park, where a clubhouse for Home Team national servicemen (NSmen) is being built.
The police said they were alerted to the accident at 900 Bedok North Road at about 9.30 am.
The worker, who was employed by Chin Lee Construction, was taken to Changi General Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The incident is currently under investigation by the police and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
A HomeTeamNS spokesman mentioned the association is deeply saddened by Mr Robiul’s passing. They will work with CMC Construction to provide assistance and support to his family.
According to ItsRainingRaincoats, Mr Robiul leaves behind his wife and 3 daughters in Bangladesh.
The welfare group said they were heartbroken to hear of his demise. And while they could not set up a fundraiser for his family, they hope he will get his dues from the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) process.
Nevertheless, ItsRainingRaincoats said it is important to show how the death of a migrant worker in the course of his work often leaves behind a devastated family.
Mr Robiul’s wife, now widowed, is left to raise 3 children alone while grieving his loss.
ItsRainingRaincoats appeals to those with contacts in Bangladesh who can help the family reach out to them on Facebook.