GEORGE TOWN: A Commission of Enquiry has recommended disciplinary action be taken against five engineers over the collapse of part of a ramp at the Batu Maung Interchange linking to the Second Penang Bridge on June 6, 2013.
A car driver died when debris from the collapsed ramp fell on his vehicle. In its report, the Commission said the Board of Engineers (BEM) Malaysia should investigate whether or not there has been professional misconduct on the part of the engineers.
It said BEM should take steps to curb the practice of professional engineers rubber-stamping design, drawings or calculations of other engineers without checking.
“Rubber stamping should be made a form of misconduct that will invite the severest sanction possible,” it said.
The report stated that the scaffolding collapsed due to faulty or defective construction.