Crane Accidents

Crane Falls in Construction Site, Two Workers Crushed

03/8/09

Malaysia

Two construction workers, both foreigners, were killed after a crane carrying building materials fell on them when its cable suddenly snapped.

Crane Falls in Construction Site, Two Workers Crushed

The incident occurred at 2.30pm at a construction site for a 38-storey office building at Jalan Bangsar Utama, here today.

The crane’s cable was said to have snapped suddenly on the 22nd floor of the building which was almost 50 per cent complete, and both victims who were working on the ground floor were crushed by the falling crane.

One of the victim’s head was cracked while the other victim was badly crushed.

Police and Civil Defence Department personnel took about one hour to gather the pieces of the victims’ bodies.

Meanwhile, Brickfields OCPD ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid, when contacted, confirmed the incident and classified it as sudden death.

“Both victims were Bangladeshi nationals aged between 30 and 40,” he said.

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