Interesting to see the Penang state government asking BUCG of China to take responsibility for an accident in KL last month or withdraw from the Penang tunnel, three highways and property development projects.
A crane operated by the firm fell and crushed a woman to death in the incident in KL. The Penang state government has since consented to the removal of BUCG from the project.
If that’s the criteria, the state government should also find out the outcome of investigations into three other incidents, this time involving the MRT project in Kuala Lumpur, where Gamuda is involved as the project delivery partner.
See these news reports:
24 February 2016 – A worker of a construction company, a subcontractor for the MRT project, was killed after he was pinned down by steel while installing the ceiling at the Kwasa Damansara station construction site in Kota Damansara here today.
24 May 2015 – A Bangladeshi worker died while working at the Tun Razak Exchange station site of the Klang Valley MRT – the first underground fatality since the project started in 2012. Saifikul, 28, who worked for SP Mega Sdn Bhd, the subcontractor engaged by the main contractor MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd for reinforced concrete, was dismantling temporary structures at the station when concrete slabs fell on him at 1.15am Sunday.
27 February 2015 – One Bangladeshi worker died while another was injured in an accident at the Semantan Portal Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction site today.
We need to know the outcome of the investigations into these incidents – before any agreement with SRS Consortium (in which Gamuda has a 60 per cent stake) is signed in Penang. SRS has come up with a RM46bn transport proposal for Penang.