Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid, CEO of MRT Corp, has announced he will be stepping down. His resignation follows the death of three Bangladeshi workers on Monday, after an accident at an MRT construction site near Kota Damansara.
Datuk Azhar told reporters as CEO, he was personally responsible for the accident, New Straits Times reported.
“I have informed the chairman, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, and will be submitting my resignation letter to him today,” he said.
“I know my resignation will not bring back the lives of the three workers but I believe is it the correct thing to do.”
On Monday, a 650 ton span collapsed at the work site, killing the three workers. Their bodies have since been recovered.
In a press statement, MRT Corp said it will be looking into the cause of the accident, adding initial investigations show “the work method approved for the installation of parapets were not adhered to”.
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“Immediate checks carried out have revealed that there is no reason for the public to worry about the other spans which have been built along the alignment,” Datuk Azhar said in the statement.
“There is absolutely no issue with structural integrity along our alignment.”
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