Under-Construction Steel Frame at LRT3 Collapses & Traps One Worker While Injuring Four

(source: FMT)

According to Malaymail, four workers were hurt when the steel beam scaffolding of the LRT 3 bridge that is under construction near the Premier Hotel in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang gave way earlier today (29 July). One worker is still trapped underneath the rubble.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said a call for help came in at 2.41pm. Firemen from two stations were involved in the rescue operation, with personnel arriving around 15 minutes after they received the call.

“So far, four Bangladeshi nationals have been freed and one victim is still buried underneath the fallen steel scaffolding and the fire department is still working to remove the victim,” Norazam said in a statement.

He added that the head of the Andalas Fire Department, the Selangor operation deputy director and officers from the state operation division are also present at the site of the incident.

This marks the fourth infrastructure collapse incident this year.

ICYMI, the Damansara-Shah Alam Evelated Highway (DASH) collapsed on 19 June, LRT 3 near Meru, Klang on 17 June, Sungai Besi- Ulu Kelang Elevated Highway (SUKE) on 3 March and Tenaga Nasional Berhad scaffolding near MRT Cochrane collapsed on 9 January.