Foreign worker killed by falling scaffolding
Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 -
PETALING JAYA: A foreign worker was killed and four others were injured when a metal scaffolding toppled over and landed on them.
Police have yet to release the name of the deceased, aged 18, from Indonesia.
The four injured, aged between 20 and 35, received treatment at the Sungai Buloh hospital.
The latest incident early yesterday at a factory, which is still under construction in Bukit Beruntung, was the third in less than two weeks.
Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt Lim Bak Phai said the cause of the incident was still under investigation.
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health has also launched an investigation into the incident.
“We are aware of it and a team has been sent to assess the situation.
“If we find any evidence of non-compliance at the site, action will be taken against the company involved,” said deputy director-general (occupational safety and health) Omar Mat Piah.
He said the onus was on the employer to ensure good safety practices were in place and enforced.
The partial collapse of a launching gantry at a Jinjang MRT site killed a worker on March 3.
On Feb 26, the toppling of a crane at a construction site of the SUKE Expressway project along the Middle Ring Road 2 injured a man and resulted in a bad traffic congestion.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said all those involved in the construction industry must be committed to safety.
“The construction industry is a high-risk industry. Safety is not something to be taken for granted.
“While waiting for the outcome of the investigation, I hope all parties would take the necessary measures to adopt the best practices to ensure safety at construction sites,” he said.