Ipoh police: Worker trapped in rockfall at quarry in Simpang Pulai

IPOH, Sept 5 — A worker has been trapped in a rockfall that occurred today at a limestone quarry in Keramat Pulai, Simpang Pulai, here, according to the police.

Ipoh police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan said a search-and-rescue operation was launched soon after the police were notified at 10.50am.

Relevant agencies including the Fire & Rescue Department were working together in the operation, he said in a statement.

Perak Fire & Rescue Department Operations Division Assistant Director Sabarodzi Nor Ahmad said efforts were made to remove the trapped worker but one of his hands was caught in a machine.

He also said that the operation was hampered by falling rocks.

Yahaya said experts from the Department of Mineral and Geoscience were monitoring the movement of rocks. — Bernama


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