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LBU conducts internal investigation into toppled beams at Sg. Miri Bridge

Thursday, 19 December 2019, Kuching: LBU is conducting a thorough internal investigation into last week’s incident at Sungai Miri Bridge in Pujut Section where its girder beams toppled.

A meeting, chaired by LBU Head of Construction Management, Ir. Ng Chin Meng, was held yesterday with the contractor from Works Package 11 (Sungai Tangap to Pujut Link Road), Konsortium KPE Sdn Bhd and its sub contractors to find out the possible causes of the incident.

Being a responsible Project Delivery Partner, LBU is committed to ensuring that it will not leave any stone unturned in finding the root cause of this unfortunate incident.

In its investigation, LBU is working closely with the relevant parties, including Government agencies Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).

In the incident which happened last Friday, five girder beams suddenly toppled after the beam launching at Span 2 of the Sg. Miri bridge, causing damage to one of the mobile crane’s outrigger and part of the prime mover which was parked next to the mobile crane. Two workers sustained minor injuries and received medical outpatient treatment.

A stop work order had been issued by DOSH pending a full investigation.

Once completed, the five spans Sungai Miri Bridge with a length of 151m will connect Miri town to Kuala Baram.