PETALING JAYA: A Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) emergency response team has closed off traffic at the site where a crane fell on Monday (March 22) morning.
Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Sdn. Bhd said this was done to facilitate efforts to rescue the victims in the incident.
It added that a SUKE emergency response team, as well as Fire and Rescue Department personnel, have shut the traffic flow in both directions at Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai as the rescue work is still being carried out
“The preliminary investigation shows that three construction workers, who are Chinese nationals, have died and one road user has been injured in the incident," it added in a statement.
“It was understood that the incident took place after one of the components of a gantry crane fell. The cause of the incident is still under investigation," it also said.
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, it 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.