Two Workers Crushed By Fallen Crane Platform

Last update: 12/08/2017

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- Two construction workers were killed after a crane platform fell on them at the Taman Capital Tanjung Tuang housing construction site here today.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue assistant director of operations Tiong Ling Hii said the victims, who were identified as Muhammad Bake, 49, of Kampung Melayu, and Helen Suma Ak. Gilbert, of Kampung Moyan Lidang, Asajaya, died at the scene.

According to Tiong, the incident occurred at 3.50 pm.

He said, the operation of extracting Helen's body, that was trapped under the fallen platform, involved two Kobelco machines, while scoop stretchers were used by the firemen to bring out the two bodies.