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Monday August 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by rahimy rahim AND kathleen a. michael
Busy worksites along Kelana Jaya LRT extension
SUBANG JAYA: Residents are fuming over the incident in USJ 2 on Saturday.
USJ 2 residents association committee member, Rican Lim, said he was disappointed by the way construction works have been conducted in the area.
“All the drilling and piling works create tremors as though a mini earthquake is taking place,” said Lim, who lives just down the road from where the crane collapsed.
He told The Star that tremors are so bad at times that the lights and air conditioner in his house rattle.
According to Lim, due to the incident, many residents faced a power cut that had them all “living in an oven”.
Betty Lai, who lives on USJ 2/4E, said that though the accident took place at Jalan USJ 2/3, all USJ 2 residents were affected by construction works.
“Sometimes, the vibration and noise from the piling continues after 7pm,” she said.
The association’s secretary Harcharan Kaur said that they have been complaining about the construction for six months but nothing has been done.
“Now that this has happened, a lot of residents are worried about their safety,” she said.
As of Saturday night, work at all LRT line extension project areas that come under the jurisdiction of the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has been stopped.
MPSJ president Datuk Asmawi Kasbi said that the stop-work order notice was issued to Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) and its contractor TRC Synergies.
“We will be conducting a meeting with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Prasarana as well as the construction company in question,” Asmawi told reporters yesterday.
The meeting, which will be held at the MPSJ office, will look at the standard operating procedures implemented by the construction company as well as to decide on steps to rectify the situation.
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