Contractors conducting mandatory safety time-out amid spate of fatal workplace accidents

Firms are racing to complete a review of safety protocols on site before the Thursday deadline set by authorities. Contractors at one mega project are about halfway there, with just days to go. The time-out has been made mandatory for the very first time. Those who fail spot checks can be banned from hiring foreign workers for up to a month. There have been 36 fatal workplace accidents since the start of 2022 — one shy of the tally for the whole of last year.

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