Machine operator was driving and listening to music while lowering container that crushed man: Coroner's court

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The 49-year-old man was crushed by the 20-foot container and declared dead at the scene.

The inquiry into Mr Teo Ser Kiong's death opened on Tuesday . He died aged 49 on Oct 1, 2021, after being crushed by a 20-foot container at a construction site at 15 Pioneer Crescent.

Mr Teo was holding a stack of papers checking containers for damage when Mr Ganesan, 42, operated the container stacker machine to shift a container. However, Mr Ganesan admitted that his line of sight was obstructed due to the lowering of the container while he was driving the machine forward.Police do not suspect any foul play in the case.

The manager would then inform the stacker who was on location to stop operations. Mr Teo was supposed to enter only after receiving confirmation from the depot manager.

Source: Entertainment Trends (entertainmenttrends.net)

 

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