MRT Corp dumps contractor over incident at project site

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KUALA LUMPUR — Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has terminated the sub­contractual services of Bersatu Hati Enterprise for negligence, following an incident involving two vehicles near Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT project site.

MRT Corp said it viewed any incident that put the public at risk seriously, and requirements to comply with safety, health and environment procedures for each work package contractor were a contractual obligation.

MRT Corp said following investigations with MRT Project Delivery partner MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd, Bersatu Hati Enterprise’s services had been terminated. “In enforcing strict compliance of these procedures, MRT Corp has blacklisted Bersatu Hati Enterprise from undertaking any Klang Valley MRT projects,” it said.

MRT Corp and MMC Gamuda are said to be reviewing Sunway Construction’s safety practices to further enhance safety, as they have taken full responsibility over the inci­dent. Sunway Construction has terminated a staff member, who was supervising the worksite, with immediate effect.

On Tuesday, a car was crushed by a sheet pile that had slipped from a stack at an MRT project site along the Sprint Highway. The vehicle then collided with another car which was next to it. The driver of the first car sustained cuts and injuries and was given outpatient treatment at a nearby hospital while the driver of the other car was unhurt.

Images which had been circulating on social media sites drew public attention, demanding answers from MRT Corp.

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