Bangladeshi falls to death at construction site

James Kon

A Bangladeshi man fell to his death yesterday, while working at a construction site in Kampong Batang Mitus, Tutong District.

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) confirmed in a statement that the deceased was 32-year-old Ripon Mia.

He had been employed as a painter in Brunei Darussalam for only three months.

Officer-in-Charge of Lamunin Police Station Inspector Muhamad Zulfadli bin Haji Yusof said that an initial investigation has ruled out any foul play. The RBPF advised local and foreign workers to exercise caution when conducting manual labour or when working in high places. They are also reminded to always wear safety equipment to prevent accidents and unwanted occurrences.