Construction sector saw most fatalities and injuries in H1 2018

The construction sector saw a total of 8 fatal injuries and 64 major injuries which is the highest amongst all sectors in H1 2018.

“There was some progress in WSH performance for the first half of this year, but we still need to do better, especially in the construction sector and the prevention of falls,” director of policy, information, and corporate services department Christopher Koh commented.

Following the construction sector, the manufacturing sector recorded 4 fatal injuries and 51 major injuries in H1 2018 which is lower compared to the 5 fatal injuries and 65 major injuries recorded in the sector in H1 2017.

Both figures are lower compared to 3 fatal injuries and 27 major injuries in H1 2017.

Meanwhile, vehicular-related fatalities were reduced to four in H1 2018 from seven in H1 2017.

Composition fines amounting to a total of $800,000 were imposed on 350 companies in H1.

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