KUALA LUMPUR – A Bangladeshi worker died after the structure of a building under construction in Jalan Cochrane here collapsed at about 5.30pm yesterday.
Pudu Fire and Rescue Station head Armdan Mahad said in the incident, the victim in his 20’s was working at the construction site on the third floor before the structure of the building gave way.
“Nine firemen from the Pudu and Hang Tuah stations rushed to the location after receiving a call at 5.36pm . The victim who was believed to have fallen from third to the first floor, was found dead after being crushed by the collapsed structure,” he said when met at the scene tonight.
He said firemen also inspected the site to ensure the area was safe.
As at 11.30pm, works to extricate the victim was still being carried out by firefighters manually.
Meanwhile, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in a statement confirmed a small section of floor of the Main Intake Substation (PMU) building near Cochrane MRT had collapsed today.
According to the statement, the incident was believed to have taken place when the floor scaffolding on the third storey collapsed during the pouring of concrete.
“The level of damage due to the collapse is still under investigation,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) clarified that the incident was not related to the Klang Valley MRT Project.
Public Relations and Stakeholder Relations director Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah said the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, of which the Cochrane MRT Station is one of its stations, was completed and opened to public in July last year.
“There is no longer any construction work being undertaken by MRT Corp or any of its contractors at the Cochrane MRT Station site. So the substation which is currently under construction by Tenaga Nasional Berhad is not part of the MRT project,”he said in a statement today.
The substation was believed to be for the upgrading of power supply in the whole area, he added. – BERNAMA