Victim Shriful Islam died on the spot
A Bangladeshi worker was killed while another Indonesian worker sustained injuries after a concrete pillar collapsed on them at a construction site of a factory in Malaysia’s Simpang Ampat on Friday.
Shriful Islam, 33, died at the scene while Mustofa Salam, 50, sustained minor injuries in the incident at 10:25am, local time, reports the cuntry’s national news agency Bernama.
Mohamad Najib Hashim, Penang fire and rescue department operations officer said upon their arrival at the scene, the other workers managed to pull out one of the victims.
“The firemen had to use special tools to remove the concrete piling before extricating the trapped victim,” Hashim said.
“We took 30 minutes to pull out the Bangladeshi victim and he was confirmed dead due to severe injuries,” he said.
The body was sent to the Sungai Bakap Hospital while the injured worker was sent to the same hospital for further treatment.