Worker killed in building site collapse

KUALA LUMPUR: A construction worker has died after being buried alive in a site mishap here early Tuesday (Sept 27).

City Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Nurul Adha Abdul Majid said the incident occurred at 12.23am.

"We received a distress call and dispatched two fire engines and an Emergency Medical Rescue Services truck with 20 personnel to the scene.

"Our team arrived at the scene and found that the 51st floor of the building which was under construction had collapsed, and one worker was buried under the rubble," he said in a statement.

He said the team immediately began clearing the debris in order to get to the victim.

"We managed to get the man out of the concrete at 7.21am.

"The victim, a Bangladeshi construction worker, was pronounced dead at the scene," he added.

The body was then handed over to police for further action.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Amateurish attempt to separate GRS & BN, says Masidi on viral post
Technician shot outside his home in Klang
GE15: Perikatan wins Padang Serai seat with 16,206 majority
Civil society organisations play important role in policymaking, says Sabah Sports Minister
PM's Dept: Viral post about Ismail Sabri being appointed PETRONAS chairman is fake
MIC to turn down deputy minister posts if offered, says party sec-gen
RM600bil questions: MACC likely to call three former cabinet members for questioning
Wisma Putra: No Malaysian victims involved in recent Bandung bomb attack
GE15: BN candidate Johari retains Tioman state seat
DID issues flood preparedness notice for five states

Others Also Read