Fallen crane gantry and beams in fatal March 22 SUKE accident dismantled and removed

PETALING JAYA: After nearly a month, work to dismantle a crane gantry and concrete beams at the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) that fell and killed several individuals has finally been completed.

According to SUKE, work to dismantle and remove the gantry and beams that collapsed in the March 22 incident in Alam Damai was completed on Sunday (April 18).

It also said the dismantling and removal works were carried out by Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Sdn Bhd via its contractor, Syarikat Muhibbah Perniagaan dan Pembinaan Sdn Bhd.

The work was also monitored by the Malaysian Highway Authority, the Occupational Safety and Health Department, and the Construction Industry Development Board in order to ensure that everything was done in adherence to standard operating procedure, SUKE said in a statement on Monday (April 19).

"The consultant engineers and relevant agencies will thoroughly examine the condition of the structure to confirm that it is safe.

"These evaluation processes will be carried out in detail and transparently," it said.

SUKE said the Persiaran Alam Damai road, which was partially closed after the incident, is now open to Puncak Banyan Condominium residents and the public to use after the green light was given by consulting engineers and the authorities.

It urged the public to contact its hotline, email and Twitter as well as Facebook accounts to get the latest updates on the SUKE project.

On March 22, three Chinese workers were killed while a local driver was seriously injured following an incident where one of the gantry crane components at the highway construction site fell and crushed a moving vehicle.

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