SINGAPORE – Increasing the use of technology alongside new workplace health and safety guidelines should make crane operations safer, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Wednesday (Jan 15).

The number of crane-related dangerous occurrences has fallen from 21 cases in 2009 to eight last year but Mr Zaqy said more needs to be done: “Companies should leverage on technology to create safer work environments.

“The main cause of over half of the lorry crane-related dangerous occurrences from 2015 to 2019 was due to the outriggers not fully extended and deployed, resulting in the cranes toppling.”

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