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Construction site mishap in Taman Desa: Two workers rescued

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): The two workers who were trapped after a partial collapse of condominium under construction in Taman Desa today have been rescued.

It has been reported that the project involved is the Address 2 condominium being developed by Maxim Holdings Sdn Bhd.

The second victim was rescued at 9.40pm after personnel from the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department managed to "safely remove him from the uneven site" after several hours of effort, reported The Star.

Teams from the Seputeh, Pantai and Hang Tuah fire stations were sent to scene, with up to 50 firefighters and officers taking part in rescue operations. 

The first victim is a 37-year-old Bangladeshi who has been taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.

It was reported that the sixth floor of the condominium that was being built collapsed earlier in the afternoon, trapping the workers. It was believed that up to four workers were trapped but that has been proven to be untrue.

Meanwhile, a statement from Maxim acknowledged the concern of purchasers and other parties on the "giving way of The Address 2 swimming pool slab (6th floor) during concrete casting" and gave assurances that the cause of the incident is being investigated.

"We assure you that we are committed to ensuring the highest of building standard and the integrity of the development is of prime importance. We will spare no effort in ensuring that our obligations under the SPA are fulfilled fully. Please have our assurance on that," the statement said, adding that the developer will provide an update in the coming days.

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