Malaysia: Construction firms plead guilty to separate charges of negligence that resulted to death & injury

Author: Free Malaysia Today, Published on: 8 June 2019

"2 construction firms plead guilty over death, injury of workers", 3 June 2019

Two construction companies were charged in the Sessions Court...with negligence, which resulted in accidents causing the death of one employee and injury to another last year.

A director of Tunas Gemilang TKK Enterprise, Teoh Kim Kuan, and a director of Syarikat WIM Automation Jig & Moulding Sdn Bhd, Ng Wai Choo, pleaded guilty after the charges were read out separately to them before judge S. Indra Nehru.

Tunas Gemilang TKK Enterprise admitted to failing to ensure that a pit at the construction site was sealed or fenced up to prevent anyone from falling into it, resulting in an accident which claimed the life of a foreign worker, Sajid Ahmmud Dulal.

...WIM Automation Jig & Moulding pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work procedure for a removing mould from a storage shelf which resulted in a foreign worker, Chan Myae Aung, sustaining injuries at RIMA Industrial Park, Lahat here at 10.15am on Aug 28, 2018.

...Occupational Safety and Health Department prosecuting officer Hanisah Ahmad appeared for the prosecution while both the accused were unrepresented.

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