The sessions court in Malaysia has meted out the maximum fine of RM50,000 on a construction company for failing to ensure the safety and welfare of its workers, which resulted in the death of an Indonesian worker. The verdict was carried out on 27th December 2021.
Judge Rofiyah Mohammad meted out the fine on HAB Construction Sdn Bhd, represented by its director, Haw Wei Sheng, 32, after finding the construction company guilty of the incident.
She ordered the company to pay the fine immediately after the court hearings.
HAB Construction Sdn Bhd was charged with failing to ensure the safety, health and welfare of all its employees which resulted in a fatal accident involving an Indonesian employee, Matrais, 38, during the operation of the tower crane.
Matrais was killed when the tower crane fell on him. The incident also left three other workers injured. They are Sudami (Indonesia), 50; and two Bangladeshi nationals, Toffazal Hossain, 41, and Raja Miah, 33.
The incident occurred at a proposed mixed development site at Persiaran Multimedia, Section 7 here at 10.30am on Jan 2, 2018.
The charge carried a penalty of a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment up to 20 years or both, upon conviction.
In mitigation, the company, represented by lawyer Arif Asyraf Mohd Khairi, said his client had paid compensation of RM10,000 to the family of the deceased, bore the expenses in sending the remains to Indonesia, and covered the medical treatment of the three injured workers while they were in hospital.