PUTRAJAYA: Four construction workers were killed after the elevator they were in fell from a height of 13 floors at an apartment construction site in Precinct 15H.
Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Razak Abdul Majid told The Star the elevator fell after an apparent mechanical malfunction at about 10.45am.
“All three Indonesian workers, aged between 20 and 40, died on the spot from injuries to their head and body,” said Abdul Razak.
He added that the fourth person in the lift, a Bangladeshi national in his 20s had died at Hospital Putrajaya on Monday afternoon.
He said the elevator had a maximum lifting weight of 2000kg and was used to transport workers and cargo.
“All four workers were in the elevator with about 1200kg of cement bags when the incident happened, and we believe it was caused by a malfunction in the pulley mechanism,” said Abdul Razak.
He added that the bodies of the workers who died at the construction site were sent to Hospital Putrajaya for an autopsy.
“We are contacting the Indonesian embassy to inform them of the incident,” he said.
The case has been classified as Sudden Death (SDR).
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