Bangladeshi falls from 20th floor onto house roof
MELAKA: A foreign worker was killed when he fell from the 20th floor of a building under construction and landed on the roof of a two-storey house here yesterday.
The worker was identified as Mohammad Nasir, 38, from Bangladesh.
Muhammad was working on the 20th floor of a condominium construction site in Jalan Ong Keng Hoon when the incident occurred about 10am.
Homeowner Tan Soo Puay, 55, said she was startled by a loud bang coming from the second floor of the premises.
She said her maid rushed to the room of her elderly mother and was horrified by the sight of a large hole in the roof, with Muhammad’s body resting on a ceiling beam.
“Luckily, my mother was not in the room.”
Jalan Kubu Fire and Rescue Station chief Kamarulzaman Md Din said the department received an emergency alert at 10.27am.
“Upon arriving at the location, we found the victim stuck on a ceiling beam of the house.
“There was considerable damage to the roof and back of the home.
“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,” he said, adding that part of the condominium’s scaffolding had fallen with Muhammad, suggesting that a collapse had occurred.
Kamarulzaman said the victim’s body was handed over to the police.
A Bangladeshi landed on the roof of this house in Melaka yesterday after falling from the20th floor of a building under construction.