Three die in crane collapse in Kuala Lumpur

Three construction workers died on Monday, 22 March when a crane deployed on the construction of an elevated highway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia crashed onto a road open to traffic.

Two other workers were injured, as was a member of the public, reports The Straits Times.

Fadillah Yusof, Malaysia’s Senior Minister of Works (Infrastructure), issued a stop-work order and an immediate safety audit on project, the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (Suke).

In a Facebook post the minister expressed anger over the incident, saying the road should have been closed. 

He said the contractor would be blacklisted if evidence of negligence was found.

Image: Fadillah Yusof, Malaysia’s Senior Minister of Works (Infrastructure), inspecting the site of the crane collapse on Monday (From the official Facebook account of Fadillah Yusof)

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