The Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project claimed the life of another construction worker, when a temporary structure collapsed at the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) MRT underground construction site.

A total of 4 Bangladeshi workers were killed in 2 separate incidents in February 2015 (where 1 died at the V4 Semantan portal) and August 2014 (where 3 died at the MRT site near Kota Damansara).

The TRX (Tun Razak Exchange) MRT site in March 2015  (Source: The Star)
The TRX (Tun Razak Exchange) MRT site in March 2015 (Source: The Star)

In the latest incident, a Bangladeshi worker who is only identified as Sakiful was dismantling a temporary structure used for a slab work when it gave way at 1:15am today, MRT Corp said. He was trapped under debris and rushed to Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where he died. He was employed by subcontractor SP Mega Sdn Bhd.

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According to The Star Online, his fellow workers escaped unhurt.

The contractor is liaising with the Bangladeshi High Commission and making arrangements to send his remains home, it said in a statement .The accident site has been sealed for investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Department and other agencies, MRT Corp said.

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A temporary structure at the Tun Razak Exchange MRT construction site gave way and killed a Bangladeshi worker (Source: Gamuda via TMI)

Former MRT Corp chief executive officer Azhar Abdul Hamid tendered his resignation over the August incident.

Sources: Malaysiakini, The Star Online / Featured image from TMI

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