Bhim Bahadur Katuwal falls from a high-rise building onto a makeshift gondola in Precinct 7 in Putrajaya.
PUTRAJAYA: A Nepali worker was killed after falling from a high-rise building onto a makeshift gondola in Precinct 7 here today, and seriously injuring a Bangladeshi co-worker who was in the structure at the time.
Bhim Bahadur Katuwal, 31, who is believed to have fallen from the building under construction at the new site of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), died on the spot.
The Bangladeshi worker, Mohammad Abul Hosen, 45, broke his right hand in the 8.50am incident and was taken to the Putrajaya Hospital.
Putrajaya police chief ACP Rosly Hassan, when contacted, said police did not rule out the possibility that Bhim Bahadur fell from the 23rd floor (roof top) or from the 17th floor because only these floors had open spaces.
“Investigations found that at the time, the Bangladeshi worker was installing a sunshade in the gondola when all of a sudden the Nepali worker came crashing down onto it, injuring Mohammad Abul at the same time,” he said.
Rosly said, so far, there has been no other witnesses to the incident.
“The case is still under investigation. Police have classified the case as sudden death,” he said.