Accident at construction site, no injuries

|     James Kon     |

THE ground of a private construction site in Kiulap collapsed yesterday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Six firefighters led by ABK 55 Haji Awang bin Sa’at and a fire engine were dispatched to the scene after receiving a distress call at 4.45pm. Also present at the scene were SO Hanapi from Beribi Fire Station and personnel from the Labour Department.

According to figures obtained by the Ministry of Development in April this year, the number of death cases from construction sites had dropped by 55 per cent from nine cases in 2015 to four in 2016. However, the number of accidents had increased by 21 per cent to 68 cases in 2016, compared to 56 cases in 2015.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The private construction site in Kiulap. - JAMES KON
The private construction site in Kiulap. – JAMES KON