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Published: Friday June 27, 2014 MYT 5:31:00 PM
Updated: Friday June 27, 2014 MYT 9:33:01 PM

Sub-contractor and staff sacked after metal slab at MRT construction site falls on car

PETALING JAYA: Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation has sacked the sub-contractor and staff working at the Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT construction site where a metal slab fell onto an oncoming car.

According to a statement issued by MRT Corporation on Friday, the incident occurred at 5.30pm on Tuesday when a sheet pile which was being placed on a stack within the worksite "slipped and hit the car".

The impact apparently caused the car to hit another car which was travelling beside it, but the driver of the car that was hit escape without any injury.

"The male driver of the first car suffered some cuts and was immediately brought to a nearby hospital for checks," said MRT Corporation, adding that he was given outpatient treatment.

"Sunway Construction has taken full responsibility of the incident. They have also removed the staff who was directly supervising the site when the incident occurred," said MRT Corporation.

MRT Corporation also terminated the sub-contractor, Bersatu Hati Enterprise, which was carrying out works at the location of the incident.

The sub-contractor was also blacklisted "from getting contracts related to the Klang Valley MRT Project".

MRT Corp and MMC Gamuda is now reviewing Sunway Construction's safety practices at the site and assured that they will "close any gaps" in terms of safety.

Meanwhile, pictures of the car that was crushed from a slab of metal that fell from Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT's construction site have gone viral on social media.

"My father barely escaped death at Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT's construction site (near HELP University)," said Hendra Wardi, the alleged son of the owner of the smashed car, on his Facebook page.

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