SUKE: Three foreign workers killed, one road user injured following crane collapse


KUALA LUMPUR: Three foreign workers have died and one road user has been injured after a construction crane fell along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE).

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

“The SUKE Emergency Response Team and the Fire and Rescue Department has closed traffic there and rescue efforts are still ongoing, ” said a SUKE representative in a statement on Monday (March 22).

It was understood earlier that two construction workers were killed while another two were believed to be seriously injured after a crane fell on top of a car at a construction site of a highway at Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai here.

The driver of the car - a Malaysian - was severely injured while two construction workers fell 120 feet from the construction site and died at the scene.

A Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said that firemen are currently rescuing another worker trapped at the site.

"We received a call on the incident at 8.45am and 25 firemen from Cheras, Tun Razak and Hang Tuah were deployed to the scene," he said in a statement.

This is the second incident involving the SUKE this year, as five people were trapped in a factory van travelling on the MRR2 Highway near Bandar Tasik Selatan on March 3 when a portion of a bridge under construction fell on it at around 5.58pm after it was hit by a trailer carrying heavy machinery.

In the previous incident involving the factory van, two women were killed while another three people were seriously injured.

Following the previous incident, Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Sdn. Bhd confirmed that the trailer that impacted scaffolding belonging to the SUKE construction site was a private vehicle and was not involved in or affiliated with the construction of the highway in any way.

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