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

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.

  • 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.

  • Fatal LRT extension mishap near Subang Old Airport leaves one dead and one severely injured

    • Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department operations commandant Hazinan Md Yusof said they received the distress call at 7.40pm & rushed to the scene to find one person in a Nissan vehicle.

    • The person was identified as A. Vijaya Sigam, 34, and had already died from the force of the impact, which crushed the roof of his vehicle.

    • "Another person in a Hyundai Sonata suffered serious injuries but survived the impact. We managed to extract him safely around 8.20pm before rushing him to hospital."

    • Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said investigations were ongoing into how the construction equipment had fallen. He said no one had yet been detained over the incident.

    • LRT operator Prasarana, "We have stopped all works involving the particular contractor on this section of the LRT Line Extension Project & are working to facilitate investigations of the incident."

  • Here's what Malaysians are saying:

      • 1350 Image via imgur.com
        Reactions of Twitter users regarding the LRT extension mishap incident.
    • "The contractors must be jailed. Surely Parliament must pass an Act whereby these accidents become acts of murder or culpable homicide."

    • "Listen, too many innocent people have died due to gross negligence that amounts to criminal negligence. Why are contracts given to incompetent people who are out to make their quick, sure buck?"

    • "This is the law of karma on the present ruling regime. Tainted acts, will always have tainted consequences."

  • More about the LRT extension

      • Febd Image via windows.net
        LRT route extension to Subang Jaya/Puchong.
    • The site at Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang is part of the LRT extension project to further improve the urban public transport in the Klang Valley.

    • Under the project, the existing Ampang and Kelana Jaya Lines will be extended by some 35km to give the benefit of the public transport system to more residents in the Klang Valley.

  • 2013 mishaps in Malaysia involving infrastructure projects

    • 28 Feb 2013: Unused bridge after the ELITE Highway toll in Cyberjaya collapsed, no one injured.

    • 20 Feb 2013, Kuala Terengganu: Five workers at the Sultan Mizan Stadium were injured after the steel structure of the stadium roof under re-construction collapsed.


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