Firms fined for safety vi­o­la­tions

> Charges re­lated to fail­ure to pro­vide safe work en­vi­ron­ment for em­ploy­ees

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Two com­pa­nies were fined in sep­a­rate cases at the ses­sions court yes­ter­day for fail­ing to pro­vide a safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment, re­sult­ing in the death of two work­ers.

In the first case, Ireka En­gi­neer­ing and Con­struc­tion Sdn Bhd was fined RM15,000 for fail­ing to have safety mea­sures at one of its con­struc­tion sites, re­sult­ing in a labourer fall­ing to his death from the 33rd floor of an apart­ment build­ing un­der con­struc­tion last July.

Judge Harmi Thamri Mo­hamad Sha­harudin handed down the sen­tence af­ter the com­pany’s se­cu­rity of­fi­cer, K. Balakr­ish­nan, 52, pleaded guilty to the charge.

The com­pany was charged with fail­ing to en­sure the safety of its em­ploy­ees, which re­sulted in a fa­tal ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing an In­done­sian em­ployee named Mudekki.

The mishap oc­curred at its con­struc­tion site at Sec­tion 95A and 98, Kam­pung Haji Ab­dul­lah Hukum, Jalan Bangsar, at 9.30am on July 27.

In mit­i­ga­tion, the com­pany said it had since im­proved safety mea­sures at the site, in­clud­ing ap­point­ing four project su­per­vi­sors and con­duct­ing pe­ri­od­i­cal checks.

In the same court, Asia One Man­age­ment De­vel­op­ment Sdn Bhd was fined RM15,000 for a sim­i­lar of­fence.

It was charged with fail­ing to pro­vide a safe work­ing sys­tem, which re­sulted in the death of R. Nageswara, af­ter he fell from the ninth floor of a build­ing while con­duct­ing lift main­te­nance work. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at Pangsa­puri Bukit Awan Sari, Jalan Awan Jawa in Ta­man Yari here at 3pm on Aug 22. – Ber­nama

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