MELAKA: A foreign worker was killed when he fell from the 20th floor of a building under construction and landed on the roof of a two-storey house here, today.
The worker was identified as 38-year-old Mohammad Nasir, from Bangladesh.
Muhammad had been working on the 20th floor of a rising condominium at Jalan Ong Keng Hoon when the incident occurred at approximately 10am.
Homeowner Tan Soo Puay, 55, said she was startled by a loud bang coming from the second floor of the premises.
She said her maid rushed to the room of Soo Puay’s elderly mother and was horrified to notice a large hole in the roof, with Muhammad’s body resting on a ceiling beam.
“Luckily for us, my mother was not in the room at the time,” said Tan.
Jalan Kubu Fire and Rescue station chief, deputy enforcement officer Kamarulzaman Md Din, said they received an emergency alert on the situation at 10.27am.
“Upon arriving at the location, we found the victim stuck on a ceiling beam of the house.
“There was also considerable damage to the roof and back of the home.
“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,” he said, adding that part of the condominium’s scaffolding had fallen along with Muhammad, suggesting that a collapse had occurred.
Kamarulzaman said that the body was handed over to the police for further action.