Workers crushed to death by falling crane

KUCHING: Two workers at a housing construction site in Kota Samarahan were crushed to death when the boom of a toppled crane fell on them.

The Fire and Rescue Department identified the worker in the 3.35pm mishap at Taman Capital Tanjung Tuang as 49 year-old Muhammad Bake of Kpg Melayu, Kota Samarahan and Helen Suma Gilbert of Kpg Moyan Lido in Asajaya.

The firemen had to use two excavators that were on site to help lift the boom of the crane so they could extricate Helen’s body.

The bodies of the two victims were then handed over to the police for further action.

Police said they are investigating the accident and the afternoon rain, which made the ground at the site soft and muddy, could be a contributing factor.-dayakdaily.com