Three construction workers died on Monday March 22 when a crane used in the construction of an elevated road in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia fell onto a pedestrianized street.
Two other workers were injured, as well as a member of the public, reports The Straits Times.
Fadillah Yusof, Malaysia’s senior labor minister (infrastructure), issued a work interruption ordinance and an immediate safety audit for the project, the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Suke).
In a Facebook post, the minister expressed his anger at the incident, saying the road should have been closed.
He said the contractor would be blacklisted if evidence of negligence is found.
Image: Fadillah Yusof, Malaysia’s high-ranking labor minister (infrastructure), inspects the site of the crane collapse on Monday (From Fadillah Yusof’s official Facebook account)