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Construction sector recorded highest fatal workplace accidents in Sarawak


Last Update: 22/03/2019




KUCHING, March 22  (Bernama) -- The construction sector recorded the highest fatal workplace accident rate in  Sarawak last year.

Sarawak Occupational Safety and Health Department (DOSH) director Dr Nor Halim Hasan to the media here today there were 47 accidents resulting in  24 deaths.

Six of the fatalities were due to falling from a  high place.

“Based on 2018 statistics, Sarawak DOSH charged three construction companies and issued 26 compounds on 11 workplaces,” he said, adding that Sarawak DOSH was holding a “Cegah Jatuh Cegah Runtuh (Fall and Collapse Prevention) Operation in the construction sector from Feb 25 to March 24 this year which focused on activities related to work in high places and concrete works.

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