Scaffolding collapse at DASH injures two workers


PETALING JAYA: The metal scaffolding of a highway under construction along the Sungai Buloh - Kota Damansara stretch of the Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH) collapsed, injuring two workers on site.

The incident was reported at 7.14pm on Saturday (June 19) before a team from the Sungai Buloh Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene 13mins later.

Two Bangladeshi workers who were on duty underneath the 12 metre-tall construction site suffered light injuries in the incident, said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis, in a report by Sinar Harian.

“The two victims were in their 20s and 40s,” he said in the report.

Norazam added that no other people were hurt and the department wrapped up its operations at 7.34pm.

Meanwhile, Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings (Prolintas), as a developer of DASH, confirmed the incident, saying the two workers were brought to the Sungai Buloh hospital for treatment.

“This incident did not involve other highway users or other members of the public because it occurred within an enclosed construction area.

“The emergency response team from DASH were at the scene to conduct traffic and remove the fallen scaffolding,” Prolintas said in a statement on Saturday.

It said a stop-work order at the construction site was issued immediately.

“The developer and main contractor involved will give their full cooperation to the relevant parties for any investigations.

“We will issue follow up statements on this incident from time to time,” added Prolintas.

For updates or to give any feedback, the public can call the Prolintas hotline at 1 300 88 5522 or email Prolintas at feedback.dash@prolintas.com.my.

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