KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): Work to remove the gantry crane that collapsed at the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE) construction site where three Chinese nationals were caught in an incident in Alam Damai, Cheras, Are killed will take a week to complete as it is a complicated process.

Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) said in a statement today that the gantry crane would need to be cut into several pieces before dismantling.

“Six cranes will be used during the move after they have been approved by regulatory advisors and the authorities.

“SUKE and contractor Syarikat Muhibbah Perniagaan and Pembinaan Sdn Bhd (SMPP) have started work to remove the gantry crane,” the statement said.

This was done after the first phase of stabilizing the U-girder structure and completing the gantry crane, taking into account the safety of the surrounding residents and construction workers.

Last Sunday, SUKE announced that the first phase of gantry crane removal and repairs began on March 27th, after being approved by the Ministry of Safety and Health at Work (DOSH).

On March 22, three Chinese nationals were killed while a driver was seriously injured when a component of a gantry crane collapsed at the SUKE construction site near Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai, Cheras.