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PRASARANA WANTS THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OVER INCIDENT AT LRT SHAH ALAM PROJECT SITE

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 JULY– Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has instructed its contractor to carry out a thorough investigation in relation to an incident at LRT Shah Alam (formerly known as LRT3) construction site in Bandar Bukit Tinggi that involved the fall of an iron scaffolding.

In a statement issued today, Prasarana, which is the LRT Shah Alam project owner, wants its turnkey contractor, MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd to provide a detailed report and mitigation measures to ensure this incident does not recur in the future.

“We firmly believe that safety is paramount and it requires attention and total commitment from all parties involved to ensure overall worksite safety is maintained and that we comply with safety regulations at all times. Prasarana will take appropriate action including to immediately launch our own probe into the matter as well as extending our full cooperation to the authorities to ensure a thorough and independent investigation is carried out,” the statement said.

“We express our deepest regrets to those affected and condolences to the family of the deceased. We pray those injured will recover soon and will ensure that they and their families’ well-being are prioritised,” the statement added.

Prasarana also thanked the rescue team from BOMBA Fire and Rescue Department and Polis Di Raja Malaysia who worked hard and were quick to help and retrieve all the victims from the scene of the incident.

The cause of the incident has yet to be ascertained.