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Richard Poh
24-07-2009, 01:59 PM
To Day' paper reported a man was aqquitted for the steel Mould that fell off from a high stoery buliding and flatten a man inside a car.

So what's next for the 'victim'?

Chia Hak Soon
24-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Richard, if I remembered the death of the consultant was like at the wrong place at the wrong time. It was unusually bad wether at the time and the unusual strong gust of wind lifted a steel mould weighing more than 100kg and fall like a gullotine on to the consultant's car as he was about to drive away.

kuma
24-07-2009, 02:43 PM
Richard, if I remembered the death of the consultant was like at the wrong place at the wrong time. It was unusually bad wether at the time and the unusual strong gust of wind lifted a steel mould weighing more than 100kg and fall like a gullotine on to the consultant's car as he was about to drive away.

Must have been some freek :confused: 'strong' wind to lift a 100kg steel mould :eek:

Any 'wind' experts here? What wind velocity is required to lift and fling a 100kg weight? Would that 'wind' also cause collateral damage?

MasterQ
24-07-2009, 02:48 PM
For any construction work to be done in a public place, the local authority will only issue a start work order only when they sight that you have a public liability insurance coverage. For your information, even Mr Mamak has to have a RM 2 million coverage for any one accident just to get local authority permission to place his tables and chairs on the road side. Those construction when the accident happened is vast and the project runs into million.

In the case you are mentioning, the man who was corporate consultantis sued the site superviser. Of course his suit failed as his lawyers are unable to prove that the superviser caused his death. I believed when he estate instituted a legal suit for compensation, they sued the developer, the constractor and all the sundries and he possibly can't be so bad luck that he lost to all of them. By the way he also sued the two Indonesian workers who operated the iron mould weighing almost two tonnes that fell on him. They too were found not responsible. Even if he won against the Indon wokers, how much can he squeeze out from them? That is why the public liability insurance taken by the contractor will cover the dead man's claim.

Fabe18
24-07-2009, 02:48 PM
This is the Star News article from 4 years ago.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/31/nation/12999146&sec=nation

SingaporeEhSai!
24-07-2009, 03:00 PM
2 tonnes = 2,000kg

Richard Poh
24-07-2009, 03:34 PM
Sum it all up = "ACT Of MOTHER NATURE" . Malaysia Boleh !!!!!!!!!!

kuma
24-07-2009, 03:57 PM
2 tonnes = 2,000kg

QK, not 100kg....then it cant be the wind.

Sentinel
24-07-2009, 09:16 PM
This is the Star News article from 4 years ago.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/31/nation/12999146&sec=nationDr Liew Boon Horng was one of two founding members of Ethos Consulting. The other one is Omar Mustapha Ong, whose nomination by the PM as a director on the Petronas Board was rejected by the board. Together Ethos was very close to ECM Libra's Khairy Jamaluddin and Equine's Patrick Lim. I believe one of Patrick's managers got killed around the same time by a helicopter blade in Batu Kawan, where the 2nd Penang Brideg was to be built.

Richard Poh
25-07-2009, 08:59 AM
1 killed by comrete slab and 1 killed by rotor blade ..hmm

kwchang
25-07-2009, 10:13 AM
If this thread was put up to suggest foul play in some accidents, then I am afraid you are pushing unsubstantiated opinions on a public forum.

One important thing I learnt in Statistics is that if anyone made statistical analysis on every possible interaction, they will find some significant results. However, this is by chance and not statistically correct.

Therefore if one was to line up all the events in any period of time, we will find many coincidences but are they related? This thread is suggesting that some events are related. If you think this is breaking news, send it as a letter to the newspaper...I'd like to see anyone publishing it.