PETALING: The Ministry of Public Works ordered the Malaysian Highway Authority and an independent engineering consulting firm to prepare a report on the scaffolding incident on the Damansara-Shah Alam (DASH) elevated road within ‘one week.
The ministry added that it had issued a stop-work order to developer DASH Projek Lintasan Damansara-Shah Alam Sdn. Bhd (Prolintas) and also said he would also review the report from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
He said in a statement on Sunday June 20 that he expressed regret for the incident which injured two Bangladeshi workers on Saturday June 19.
The ministry also said that during the concrete pouring process that led to the accident, the entire construction area was completely closed to the public in accordance with current standard operating procedures.
âWork using the same engineering methods had involved 14 sites in the region, and four of them were completed. The incident took place at the fifth active site,â the ministry said.
He added that the initial checks by the Malaysian Highway Authority showed that the scaffolding design was done in the correct order and had been certified by the consulting engineer.
“The rest of the work, involving 10 sites, can only continue after the finalization of the independent consulting engineer’s audit report,” the ministry said.
He added that the dealers were also ordered to provide appropriate assistance to all victims involved and that as a safety measure, the right two-way lane of the South Klang Valley Highway (SKVE) in the area had been closed.
The metal scaffolding of a highway under construction along DASH’s Sungai Buloh – Kota Damansara section collapsed on Saturday, injuring two workers there.
The incident was reported at 7:14 p.m. before a team from the Sungai Buloh Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene 13 minutes later.
Two Bangladeshi workers who were on duty under the 12-meter-high construction site were slightly injured in the incident, Selangor Fire and Rescue Director Norazam Khamis said in a report from Sinar. Harian.