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DOSH Malaysia to investigate fatal accident in JB

In Malaysia DOSH will be investigating a fatal accident where two men who were carrying out maintenance work at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri fell to their death.

DOSH Department director Husdin Che Amat said the team found that the victims, both local technicians, had been conducting cleaning works before falling from the canvas roof and landing on the British Reinforced Concrete (BRC) fence of the stadium.

The fatal case in Johor , Malaysia involved two men aged 34 and 35, who had been assigned in pairs to clean the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Johor, specifically the canvas roof using the rope access technique near the Gate A entrance in front of the Johor Darul Ta'zim Club Headquarters (JDT) before they fell from a height of 27 meters. Both men died at the location of the accident.

DOSH takes all incidents involving occupational safety and health seriously and would carry out investigations to complete the findings.

Legal action would be taken under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 against those responsible if safety laws had been violated.

DOSH reminded employers that employers are to reduce risks through use systematic instruments along with three main processes, namely hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (HIRARC). Employers can also refer to Guidelines for the Prevention of Falls at Workplaces issued by DOSH in 2007.

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