Thorough probe to be conducted into LRT3 construction site mishap, says Prasarana


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PETALING JAYA: A thorough investigation into the cause of the metal scaffolding collapsing at an LRT3 construction site along Jalan Langat in Bandar Bukit Tinggi will be conducted.

In a statement, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad said that it has instructed its turnkey contractor, MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd, to provide a detailed report as well as mitigation measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

"We firmly believe that safety is paramount and it requires attention and total commitment from all parties involved to ensure overall worksite safety is maintained, and that we comply with safety regulations at all times.

"Prasarana will take appropriate action including to immediately launch our own probe into the matter, as well as extending our full cooperation to the authorities to ensure a thorough and independent investigation is carried out,” it said on Thursday (July 29).

Prasarana also expressed its condolences over the death of a foreign construction worker during the incident.

"We pray those injured will recover soon and will ensure that they and their families’ well being are prioritised," it said.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, four foreign workers were injured during the incident today, while one Bangladeshi worker lost his life.

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