[NEW UPDATE] Subang Freak Accident: Contractor Unlikely To Be Replaced

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On Friday (29 March) evening, construction equipment hoisted by a crane at the LRT extension site near KM15 of Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang fell and crushed two cars, killing a motorist and leaving another seriously injured. There are ongoing investigations but state-owned public transport operator Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd is unlikely to replace contractor in the LRT contract.

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2 Apr: Prasarana unlikely to replace contractor in LRT contract

  • TRC Synergy Bhd has been downgraded by research houses after construction equipment killed a motorist but it is unlikely that the contractor will be replaced.


  • Alliance Research house said the termination of the contract will be costly and time-consuming for the wholly-owned government company to retender the job out.


  • TRC Synergy Construction will meet with Prasarana and the Works Safety Department to explain the fatal accident at the LRT line extension and will bear full responsibility.


  • For TRC, the RM680 million Kelana Jaya LRT extension job, makes up about 33% of TRC's RM2.1 billion orderbook.


1 Apr: Family of freak accident victim seeks answers

  • The fatal incident crushed Vijayasingam to his death. His family is finding it difficult to come to terms with his sudden death and wants answers to how such an accident could have happened.


  • Victim's family, "My brother-in-law was a good and responsible man..the family is looking at the possibility of taking legal action against the construction company."


31 March: State-owned public transport operator Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd senior officials visit victim's family

  • Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) senior officials today visited the family members of accident victim, Vijayasingam Adimulam, 34, who was crushed death.


  • Prasarana Group Director for Infrastructure Services, Puan Masnizam Hisham, "We regret the incident. We visited the family to offer our condolences and to extend a helping hand."


  • Prasarana officials also visited injured victim, Arifpuddin, who is currently recuperating from his injuries in a hospital in Seremban and is expected to be discharged in a day or two.


  • Arifpuddin suffered bruises and scratches on his forehead and right arm and is scheduled to undergo a physiotherapy treatment.


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