Skyscrapers are a common sight for many of us who are accustomed to city-living. A testament to man’s ingenuity, their towering spires are true feats of engineering and architectural prowess. However, the construction of such edifices can often be an incredibly risky affair, with many brave men and women willing to put their lives on the line to bring these buildings to life.
Workers at TS Law Tower hang on for dear life after gondola blown by winds
And just yesterday (22nd February 2022), workers who had been hoisted up the side of the still under-construction TS Law Tower, situated close to the new prime district of Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur, were left clinging on to dear life when their gondola was struck by strong winds. The incident, which was caught on video and had been circulating over social media, showed the gondola detaching from its moorings before swaying dangerously in mid-air.
Buffeted by swift gusts, the crew on-board clutched against the railings while the gondola was lifted away from the building’s sides, only to be slammed back down into the glass as well as what appears to be a decorative steel façade adjacent to it.
In one of the videos, a witness could be heard behind the camera shouting at the workers, calling for them to get off the gondola before the rain started pouring.
“It’s about to rain! Run, quickly! Why haven’t you come down? Do you want to die?”
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident
A separate video that was filmed shortly after the first appears to then show the gondola coming to a rest against another side of the building, allowing just enough time for the workers to clamber out of it safely. According to The Star, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department operations centre commander Junain Bahau confirmed in a statement dated yesterday (22nd February 2022) that a team of four emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene upon receiving an emergency call over the incident.
“When we arrived at the scene after receiving information from a representative of the construction site, the victims on the gondola had already managed to save themselves.
“There was no action from the Bomba team at the scene,” he said.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
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