SINGAPORE – The body of a Bangladeshi worker who fell into the sea after part of a concrete pier collapsed at Tuas shipyard was found on Wednesday morning (Aug 24).

Keppel Shipyard said in a statement that it is providing assistance to the family of the 38-year-old worker and added that it is working closely with the authorities to conduct thorough investigations and review.

“Keppel Shipyard values the safety and life of every worker, and we deeply regret this tragic incident,” added the spokesman.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times on Wednesday afternoon that its officers were at the scene to retrieve a body floating in the water near the incident site.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Tuesday that the worker, employed by Kumarann Marine, was on the pier when the crane toppled at about 10.40am on Monday.

He went missing and an SCDF spokesman on Tuesday night said it had stood down resources for the search operation.

MOM is investigating the cause of the accident at 51 Pioneer Sector 1 and has stopped all work at the pier.

Two other Bangladeshi workers aged 29 and 31, a 48-year-old Chinese national and a 40-year-old Singaporean worker sustained minor injuries. They are all in a stable condition.