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Prasarana wants thorough investigation over LRT Shah Alam project site incident

Source from: New Straits Times, Original Article

KUALA LUMPUR: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) has instructed its contractor to carry out a thorough investigation in to an incident at the LRT Shah Alam (formerly known as LRT3) construction site in Bandar Bukit Tinggi that involved the collapse of an iron scaffolding.

In a statement issued today, Prasarana, which is the LRT Shah Alam project owner, wants its turnkey contractor, MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd, to provide a detailed report and mitigation measures to ensure this incident does not recur.

“We firmly believe that safety is paramount and it requires attention and total commitment from all parties involved to ensure overall worksite safety is maintained and that we comply with safety regulations at all times.

“We will take appropriate action including to immediately launch our probe into the matter as well as extending our full cooperation to the authorities to ensure a thorough and independent investigation is carried out,” the statement said, adding that the cause of the incident has yet to be ascertained.

In the statement, Prasarana also expressed its deepest regret to those affected and condolences to the family of the deceased.

“We pray those injured will recover soon and will ensure that they and their families’ well-being are prioritised.”

Prasarana also thanked the rescue team from the Fire and Rescue Department and the police who were quick to help and retrieve all the victims from the scene of the incident.

In the 2.40pm incident, a Bangladeshi construction worker was killed after the scaffolding collapsed.

Another three Bangladeshi nationals and an Indonesian sustained light injuries.

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