Bangladeshi National, 1 dead and 1 injured in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Kuala Lampur, 27 February 2015, Nirapad News : One Bangladeshi worker has died in an accident at the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) construction line’s Semantan site in Kuala Lampur today while another injured has been sent to hospital.
In a statement, the MRT Corp said Rijaul Abdul Goni, 40, died on the spot while his compatriot identified as Shanaullah, 37, has been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. It is said a third worker identified as Rozlu Karim escaped injury. “Rijaul’s body has been sent to the hospital for a post-mortem. This will reveal the cause of death, and we will share this information once it is available”, said MRT Corp’s director of strategic communications & PR Amir Mahmood Razak. He said work has been suspended at the Semantan site.
At 1.20 pm Malaysia time (11.20 BD time), three Bangladeshi nationals were assembling a rebar (reinforcement steel) cage when the ties that held the rebars gave way and fell on top of the workers.
Police and forensics are at the site and investigations have commenced to determine the cause of incident.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department assistant operations director Azizan Ismail said the department received a call from the public at 3 pm alerting them on the incident. Azizan said the initial information received stated that the incident occurred at 1.20pm.
“We are puzzled as to why they (MRT Corp) did not alert us on the incident earlier,” said Azizan. This is the second time in under six months, that the MRT project site has been hit by a fatal accident.
Last August, MRT Corp’s then chief executive Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid quit his post after an accident at its Kota Damansara site took the lives of three Bangladeshi workers.
But the company rejected Azhar’s resignation letter.