KUALA LUMPUR: A tower crane operator was confirmed dead after he was found unconscious inside a crane that was about 20 metres high at a construction site in Persiaran KLCC near here this afternoon.
Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Mior Muhammad Fikri Mohd Zaini said the department received an emergency call at 5.43 pm and an engine with 10 personnel from the Jalan Tun Razak Fire and Rescue Station was rushed to the location.
According to him, the 27-year-old victim was brought down at 7.46 pm using an adjacent tower crane before being handed over to the police.
“An examination by a medical officer from the Ministry of Health confirmed that the victim had died,” he said in a statement today.
“So far the case is classified as sudden death and will be investigated accordingly,” he said. — Bernama