DOSH launches investigation into crane collapse incident

PETALING JAYA: The Occupational Safety and Health Department (DOSH) is conducting a comprehensive investigation into the crane collapsed at the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE), says Datuk Awang Hashim.

The Deputy Human Resources Minister said three out of four construction workers were killed and a local man sustained serious injuries when the crane fell on top of their car.

"The ministry has ordered an investigative team from the Federal Territories and Putrajaya DOSH to conduct a comprehensive probe to determine the reason behind the incident and to determine whether there were any breaches of law under the Occupational Safety and Health Act," he said in a statement Monday (March 22).

He also noted that DOSH had issued a stop-work order on the area where the accident occurred for investigative purposes.

"According to the Act, it is the duty of the employer to protect the safety, health, and welfare of each of their staff while on duty, as well as the public, at the workplace under their control," he said.

Awang said employers had full control over all activities at the work site, including to conduct risk analyses before allowing any of their staff to begin working," he said.

"Aside from that, the Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management) 2017 also requires each relevant party in the industry including clients, designers and contractors, to play their role responsibly at the working site starting from the design stage," he said.

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