Probe ordered after two injured in Pan-Borneo Highway site beam collapse

Modified 14 Dec 2019, 5:55 am

The Works Ministry has confirmed that two workers were injured when a beam collapsed at a Pan-Borneo Highway construction site in Miri yesterday adding that it has ordered for investigations to be conducted.

The incident, which took place at 2.40pm, occurred when a girder beam collapsed at the Pujut section of Package 11 of the Pan-Borneo Highway construction site in Miri, Sarawak.

“The ministry has been informed that two workers were injured at the site during the incident and have received treatment.

“Work at the accident site has been stopped with immediate effect to facilitate further investigation and to prevent further accidents as well as to prioritise worker and public safety,” read a statement today by the ministry’s corporate communications unit.

The ministry has ordered a thorough investigation to be conducted, it added.

The Borneo Post Online last night reported that several girder beams at the site had collapsed and that one of the injured workers had sustained serious injuries.

Both were reportedly rushed to Miri Hospital for emergency treatment.

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