The employer HIAP SENG LORRY ENTERPRISES has asked the relative of the deceased worker to take care of the export expenses.
Representative of Hiap Seng Lorry Enterprises has written a note to the relative of the deceased stating he will claim insurance to pay the expenses. He asked the owner to bear the costs first.
It seems like the company is going through financial crisis and they are not able to pay for the expenses of the export. The company seems not to have any reserves for operational costs and for unforeseen circumstances.
According to the relative of the deceased, the deceased was not paid for last few months. He was also brought to Singapore with S-pass. A S-Pass holder’s minimum salary is S$2200 but the deceased was promised only S$600 as salary. The deceased worker has also paid around S$10,000 to the agent to come to Singapore.
Mr. Venugopal Sarathkumar died in a workplace accident at 4, Tampines Industrial Street 62 on Tuesday. He was helping to unload wire meshes from a lorry loader when they fell, according to initial findings by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
Death Certificate – Image provided by the relative of the deceased.