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KTMB has to submit complete report on freight train and cement mixer truck accident

Last update: 03/10/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 -- Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) was directed to submit a complete report on the cause and factor contributing to the accident of the number 182 freight train with a cement mixer truck near a railway gate between Jalan Kastam and Port Klang, two days ago.

According to a statement by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), its Railway Accident Control Centre received a 24-hour notice from KTMB in accordance with the requirements of the operator's license and provisions under Section 145 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 (Act 715) for the accident.

"APAD has requested KTMB to submit an action plan, proposed improvements and settlement times, chart record on the speed limit of the number 182 freight train and a written statement by the employees involved in the accident.

"KTMB was also instructed to take immediate action in ensuring that similar accidents would not be repeated at that flat track and other flat tracks," said APAD Corporate Communication Unit in a statement, today.

Meanwhile, APAD has also directed the cement mixer truck operator to submit feedback and detailed reports on the accident.

According to APAD, under Act 715, safety aspects are priority and all land public transport operators as well as individuals involved should be concerned with the safety aspects of their respective services.

"Section 62 of Act 715 provides that APAD may revoke or suspend any vehicle operator's license issued under this Act or if any of the provisions of this Act or any of the conditions of the operator’s licence has not been complied with," said the statement.

Section 128 of Act 715 stated that any person who wilfully or negligently damages train, railway premises or any property belonging to a licensed operator could be fined not more than RM5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both upon conviction.

"APAD will not tolerate any negligence and insist that any person who fails to comply with security aspects may be prosecuted," the statement added.

-- BERNAMA



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