Indian national died of “unfortunate workplace accident”, says Singapore coroner

Gurdip Singh
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Singapore, Dec 3 (PTI) A 30-year-old Indian national, who fell to his death at a construction site in Singapore last year, stepped on a fragile surface hidden by concrete dust, causing the unfortunate workplace accident, a coroner court ruled on Thursday.

Ramakrishnan Ravichandran stepped on a gypsum board, which gave way as it was not meant to support a man's weight, the court heard.

During an inquiry into his death on November 14 last year, Coroner Prem Raj said that Ramakrishnan died of multiple injuries, including a fractured skull.

His death was an 'unfortunate workplace accident', The Straits Times reported quoting the coroner.

According to the United States-based Gypsum Association's website, such a board is commonly known as the drywall and is used for wall, ceiling and partition systems.

Ramakrishnan, who was wearing a safety helmet, plummeted about 5m to the basement and was found lying face down on the ground. He was pronounced dead at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. PTI GS NSA NSA