Crane that fell, disrupted KTMB services was near Rawang train station, says group CEO


The falling crane that disrupted Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) services in the Klang Valley was being used to build a multi-storey car park project next to the Rawang train station, says group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin.

He said the crane that disrupted Komuter, Electric Train Services (ETS) and cargo transport operations fell at KM355.749 of the train tracks between the Rawang and Kuang stations.

"The crane actually sank at the site and was leaning towards the train track, which caused the upper part of the crane to break and fall," said Mohd Rani.

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"The fallen structure severed the overhead line on the two-way track. There were four broken parts of the crane that fell onto the track," he added at a press conference at the Rawang train station on Wednesday (Dec 13).

Mohd Rani said the incident which took place at 5.55pm on Tuesday (Dec 12) caused delays for the ETS and Klang Valley Komuter trains on the KL Sentral-Tanjung Malim-KL Sentral route, as well as the cargo train.

"The delay lasted for over 2 hours," said Mohd Rani.

He also said the investigation into the incident on the track at the site has been completed.

"Today, interviews will be conducted with those who were involved in the incident," he added.

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