Launcher Crane At SUKE Project Site Plummets On Car And Kills 3 Construction Workers

While the car driver sustained severe injuries, two construction workers fell from a height of 120m.

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A launcher crane at the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated (SUKE) Expressway construction site fell on top of a Perodua Bezza earlier today, 22 March

According to Malaysiakini, the incident took place at Persiaran Alam Damai in Kuala Lumpur.

While the car driver sustained severe injuries, three construction workers have been pronounced dead

A Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson told The Star, "We received a call on the incident at 8.45am and 25 firemen from Cheras, Tun Razak, and Hang Tuah were deployed to the scene."

Two construction workers fell 120m from the construction site and died at the scene while another succumbed to his injuries later on. Meanwhile, firemen managed to rescue two workers trapped at the site.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation

Astro Awani reported that the SUKE Emergency Response Team and the Fire and Rescue Department has closed traffic there.

This is the second incident involving the SUKE Expressway this year:

Last year, a large piece of concrete from the SUKE construction site fell onto a woman's car and the contractors were fined:

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