Trio detained in piledriver tragedy probe

Abdul Rahim’s car after it was crushed by the piledriver in Persiaran Astana, Bukit Raja Klang, on Friday, November 4, 2016. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
Abdul Rahim’s car after it was crushed by the piledriver in Persiaran Astana, Bukit Raja Klang, on Friday, November 4, 2016. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

PETALING JAYA, Nov 7 — Three men have been taken into police custody to assist in investigations into the deaths of a couple whose car was crushed by a piledriver in Persiaran Astana, Bandar Baru Bukit Raja, on Friday afternoon. 

Klang Utara police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Yusoff Mamat said the trio were arrested on Saturday night to have their statements recorded.

“The construction site’s project supervisor, the person in charge of occupational safety and health, and the piling rig operator were in custody to facilitate investigations,” 

he said.

“They were remanded for a day and would be released after their statements are recorded.” 

The operator of the piledriver crane, who was in the cabin of the rig, suffered a broken leg when the heavy machinery toppled and landed on its on its side, sending the piledriver crashing on the car passing underneath.

A statement was taken from him after he was discharged from hospital.

Mohd Yusoff said the investigations were classified under causing death by negligence. He appealed to witnesses to come forward. Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, 61, and his Indonesian wife Nurhayati Rosli, 56, died on the spot in Friday’s incident.

They were driving past the construction site on their way for Friday prayers.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel extricated their bodies from the vehicle.

The construction site is part of an elevated highway project — the West Coast Expressway —  developed by IJM Corporation Berhad. 

It was the second such incident in three months. On Aug 25, Chin Khoon Sing, 23, was crushed to death when a crane hook, weighing about 500kg, landed on her car as she drove along Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur.

Related Articles

Up Next

Loading...