In Malaysia, construction company BUCG (M) Sdn Bhd has suspended works on its hotel project, pending advice from the authorities following a freak accident where a crane hook fell and killed a motorist. The victim, Chim Khoo Sing, 24, from Penang, was crushed to death after a part of the crane which weighed some 1,000kgs (2,204 lbs) fell onto her car.
BUCG confirmed that they were the lead for the project by Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd near Pavilion KL in the city centre, with Yekon Equipment (M) Sdn Bhd being the crane equipment owner and Sufiyan Enterprise being the crane operator.
“It is with our deepest sympathies that BUCG (M) Sdn Bhd confirms that at 7.20pm yesterday, the fatal accident on Jalan Raja Chulan was as a result of equipment used on the project site of the Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd hotel project,” BUCG said in a statement today.
“We have suspended all the works until further advice from the relevant authorities. Safety is our utmost priority and all construction partners are to provide a ‘duty of care’.
“Yekon Equipment (M) Sdn Bhd is also cooperating with the authorities in their investigations of the accident and in relation to the crane operator Sufiyan Enterprise (who is Malaysian — according to the certificates obtained and submitted to the authorities for their authentication),” it added.