KUALA LUMPUR: A work stop order was issued on the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE), where a crane collapsed, says Minister of Operations Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
“Only rescue work can be done. The contractor and his security team must also make suggestions for security measures if they are to continue the project,” he said.
This happened after a crane collapsed and fell on a car on Monday (March 22nd) at a SUKE construction site in Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai. Three workers were killed and one driver was injured.
The driver of the car – a Malaysian – was seriously injured when three construction workers fell 120 feet from the site and died on the scene.
Fadillah spoke to the media when they met on site and said their security plan would then be reviewed.
“The road here will be closed until rescue efforts are complete and an alternate route is found. If no route is found, they have to explain to us how they would ensure safety during the work, ”he said.
Fadillah also said maintenance was in progress when the crane collapsed.
“Now it’s all about stabilization (of the location) and also about the rescue work. The rescue effort is expected to be completed at night as it is a major challenge, “he said.
This is the second incident SUKE was involved in this year when, on March 3, five people were trapped in a factory car on the MRR2 Highway near Bandar Tasik Selatan as part of a bridge under construction at around 5:58 pm Watch on it fell hit by a trailer with heavy machinery.
In the previous incident with the factory car, two women were killed and three others were seriously injured.
After the previous incident, Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Sdn. Bhd confirmed that the trailer that hit the scaffolding of the SUKE construction site was a private vehicle and was in no way involved in or associated with the construction of the motorway.