Search and rescue personnel are pictured at the construction site where a crane collapsed along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang high-speed highway in Cheras on March 22, 2021. – Picture Bernama

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 – Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) will expand full cooperation with the authorities and improve the process and implementation of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE) project following the crane collapse on the construction site today in Puncak Bayan, Persiaran Alam Damai, Cheras.

Prolintas Group’s chairman Datuk Mohammad Azlan Abdullah said the company was always concerned about safety issues as more than 90 percent of SUKE’s operations involved work in high areas and on high-traffic roads.

“We strive to work as a team and our goal is very clear, which is to make sure the project is done as safely as possible, on time and according to the highest technical practices and standards,” he said in a statement from Prolintas tonight .

According to the statement, Prolintas, as the concession holder for the SUKE motorway, will always take steps to ensure the safety of its workers and the public during the construction of the motorway, which is due to be completed by the end of this year.

Prolintas and SUKE consistently reminded the contractors involved to adhere to the Standard Operating Instructions (SOP) and to take the necessary steps with regard to safety aspects.

“This includes daily ‘toolbox’ meetings or pre-work safety briefings and emergency rescue training with related safety agencies at regular intervals,” the statement said.

It was also stated that there were seven prime contractors involved in the SUKE construction, in addition to the full involvement of an independent technical consultant in the planning, supervision and supervision from various points of view.

Prolintas also has an in-house team of experienced engineers who monitor the work of the contractors and conduct weekly safety audits to assess compliance with work and safety regulations and compliance with the SOP for health status.

Construction of the SUKE motorway over 24.4 kilometers began on August 29, 2016 and is currently 88.8 percent complete.

In the 8:45 a.m. incident, three foreign workers were killed while a driver of a vehicle was injured after a crane collapsed on the construction site and crushed a vehicle. – Bernama