Contractor, subcontractor fined RM180k over SUKE construction mishap

KUALA LUMPUR: The main contractor and subcontractor of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE) project have been fined RM180,000 for failing to ensure safety at the construction site in a Sept 19 incident in which a concrete slab fell from the elevated highway and crushed on a passing car.

Bernama reported that a Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) statement on Tuesday (Nov 3) said the main contractor, MRCB Builders Sdn Bhd, would be fined RM80,000, while subcontractor Makna Setia was slapped with a RM100,000 fine.

Both contractors were fined under Section 34B (1) (c) and Section 34C(1) of the CIDB Act 1994 (Act 520), which states that it is the contractor’s duty to ensure the safety of building and construction works either during or after construction.

“The CIDB investigation found that the subcontractor also did not follow the proper work procedures and has a site supervisor with no accreditation.

“Therefore,

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