Upside-down crane in Damansara Perdana finally removed – one day later!

Finally, people’s lives are safe again!

An overturned crane which was hanging by the side of a building at a construction site in Damansara Perdana has been safely removed.

The New Straits Times reports that officers from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) removed the vehicle at around 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Dosh acting Selangor state director Baharudin Mamat told the daily that the officers had to ensure that all safety measures were in place before they remove the crane.

“After all safety methods were agreed upon, the crane was brought down safely. All areas were cordoned off (during the operation),” he was quoted as saying.

Baharudin added that the department also issued a stop-work order for all other lifting activities at the site while investigations are ongoing.

According to Baharuddin, the crane reportedly overturned due to an overload of metal bars.

Investigations into the incident are expected to completed this week, he told the daily.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

On Monday, a Facebook user uploaded a picture showing a crane hanging upside down on a high-rise building under construction on his Facebook page.

The picture subsequently went viral on the social media site.

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