Foreign worker dies in mishap at Empangan Balleh construction site

The scene of the accident.

KAPIT, Oct 3: A Chinese national died after a crane driven by another man, overturned and fell on him at a construction site in Empangan Balleh, Putai, Kapit.

Kapit district police chief, DSP Freddy Bian said the incident occurred at about 5pm on October 1.

Kapit police station had only received a report on the accident at 6.30pm the next day due to the long distance between the scene and the police station.

He added that a 33-year-old was driving the crane when it suddenly overturned and landed on the victim, 32, who was doing drain-clearing work.

“The body of the victim had been sent to Kapit Hospital for further action,” he added.


The driver, together with four other workers were sent to a private hospital in Sibu for treatment of their injuries.

DSP Freddy said the case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. — DayakDaily