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Two ‘accident advisories’ relating to diver fatalities

The Workplace Safety and Health Council of Singapore (WSHC) has released two ‘accident advisory’ notices relating to two recent diver fatalities.

Incident 1: diver struck by falling concrete pile

A diver was struck and subsequently killed by a falling concrete pile. Two divers were installing brackets onto a concrete pile underwater, when an adjacent concrete pile collapsed and struck one of them, pinning him against the seabed. He was rescued and conveyed to hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Further information can be found on the WSHC website.

Incident 2: diver drowned

A commercial diver went missing while cleaning the hull of a vessel underwater. His body was eventually found two days later.

Further information can be found on the WSHC website.

Safety Event

Published: 3 September 2018
Download: IMCA SF 19/18

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