Warehouse collapse: Titijaya to conduct thorough investigation

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023

Search and rescue operations at construction of the logistics warehouse which collapsed in Batu Maung, Penang. (November 29,2023) —ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Titijaya Land Berhad (Titijaya), the owner of the purpose-built logistic facility that collapsed at its construction site last night in Bayan Lepas, Penang, will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident after the search and rescue operation is complete.

Titijaya Group Managing Director Datuk Lim Poh Yit said firm action would be taken if the investigation found any human error or negligence that contributed to the tragedy that killed three Bangladeshi workers and left another two critically injured.

"Updates on the investigation will be provided as new information becomes available," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 29).

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He added the group’s top priority currently was to provide support and give assistance to the grieving families and have requested privacy and respect during this challenging time.

"We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased workers and our sincere concern for the injured.

"Our thoughts are with their families and the individuals impacted by this devastating incident," he said.

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He said all work at the site had been suspended until further notice and the group was working closely with the contractor, the relevant authorities and medical personnel to ensure a swift and efficient search and rescue operation.

In the 9.58pm incident on Tuesday (Nov 28) night, three Bangladeshi workers were killed when the under-construction logistics warehouse collapsed, while another two were critically injured.

The construction site is located in the southern part of Penang, and the building is a three-storey logistics business complex with office space, parking, and a warehouse. - Bernama

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