Spotted on STOMP just now:
Driver of excavator which overturned at Novena Ville confirmed dead
An SCDF spokesperson confirmed that an excavator operator, believed to be a Singaporean Chinese in his 50s, died after the machine toppled this morning (June 6) at a Novena Ville.
A large crane has been brought into the worksite, and at least 10 officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force are at the scene attempting retrieve the body, reports The Straits Times.
The accident happened at about 8am, with the SCDF receiving a call for help at 8.42am. An on-site safety supervisor was believed to be at another end of the worksite when the accident happened. The site, opposite Novena Church, used to house a row of shops including the famous Wee Nam Kee Hainanese chicken rice eatery and a Penang food restaurant, as well as apartments.
It is being developed by the Fragrance Group into a four-storey residential cum commercial development called Novena Regency. It has not been confirmed how the excavator, which was carrying out demolition works, toppled suddenly to its left before being submerged under debris.
My gosh..what a horrifying way to die. RIP..