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Old January 22nd, 2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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"Burst" in Monorail hurts 3

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Three hurt in KL monorail ?blast?
ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22:
Three KL Monorail passengers were injured when their seats were ripped apart, following what is believed to be an ?explosion? under the coach on approaching its station in Chow Kit last night.

A woman in her 50s suffered cuts and burns on the right leg, while her niece, in her 20s, sustained injuries on the right hand in the incident at 9pm.

Both were semi-conscious when Civil Defence Department (CDD) rescuers carried them to the monorail?s ticketing counter where they were given emergency medical treatment.

The woman?s daughter, believed to be in her 20s, was treated for minor cuts on her legs.

The injured, whose identities have not been confirmed, were taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH) in a CDD ambulance and warded.



IN SHOCK: One of the victims being transferred from KLH to a private hospital in Damansara

Later, they were transferred to the Damansara Specialists Hospital.

Following the ?explosion?, the monorail service was halted for about 30 minutes before it resumed operations.

The Malay Mail learnt that the train, from KL Sentral, was about to stop at Chow Kit station when the ?explosion? occurred, indicating that it could have be triggered by an electrical or mechanical malfunction on its brakes.

However, at Press time, the cause of ?explosion? and the number of passengers on board could not be ascertained.

Kuala Lumpur CDD operations officer Mohd Husni Zulkafli said a 15-man crew arrived at the scene, about 15 minutes after the explosion.

On Aug 16, 2002, Bernama senior reporter David Chelliah, 40, was hit by a 13.4kg safety wheel of a monorail train on a test run in front of the Concorde Hotel in Jalan Sultan Ismail.

The KL Monorail provides an inner-city transit system to serve the city?s central business, hotel and shopping premises. It started in August 2003.

The 8.6km long, dual guideway, straddle-beam elevated monorail system operates from the Pekeliling Bus Terminal in the north, and passes through the ?Golden Triangle' before reaching KL Sentral in Brickfields. It is fully elevated with 11 stations.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 06:21 AM   #2
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Saturday January 22, 11:22 AM
Several injured in Malaysian monorail train accident

A blast on Kuala Lumpur's monorail train prompted the driver to use the emergency brake, hurling passengers out of their seats and injuring several of them, news reports said Saturday.

One woman broke her leg, while her daughter and niece hurt their hands when they were thrown off balance by the sudden stop late Friday, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. Other passengers were bruised in the incident.

Rescue workers on the scene said the driver applied the emergency brake after hearing a blast in the undercarriage of the train, national news agency Bernama reported. It didn't give further details about the explosion.

Officials from the Kuala Lumpur Monorail were not immediately available for comment.

The monorail service__ which links some of the city's swankiest hotels with shopping and nightclub districts _ has been plagued with problems. During final tests in August 2002, a wheel fell off one train and struck a pedestrian below, causing him severe head injuries.

In April last year, the monorail rammed into a large tree branch that had fallen onto the track, sending the bough crashing onto three cars below, officials said. No one was injured.

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Old January 22nd, 2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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Three in family hurt in monorail explosion in Chow Kit
Saturday January 22, 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Three passengers were injured when a blast occurred under their seat in a monorail coach at the Chow Kit station last night, according to the Civil Defence Department (JPA).

A woman, her daughter and a niece were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital after the 9pm incident, a JPA spokesman told Bernama.

The woman suffered serious injury on the right leg while her daughter injured the fingers on her right hand. The niece also injured her right hand.

The spokesman said the cause of the blast could not be ascertained but it is learnt that the incident happened soon after the coach, from KL Sentral, pulled into the Chow Kit station.

Fifteen JPA personnel led by an officer rushed to the station 15 minutes after being informed by the public.

Reporters who rushed to the scene were not allowed into the station.

The concessionaires KL Monorail Systems Sdn Bhd, when contacted, declined to comment on the incident.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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Burst tyre, believed to be defective, cause of monorail blast on Friday

News update by the Star Newsdesk

KUALA LUMPUR: A burst tyre, which KL Monorail System Sdn Bhd suspects to be a defective tyre, is the cause of the blast on the train on Friday.

KL Monorail System Sdn Bhd said a tyre burst was experienced on the train, which was carrying 30 passengers, while it was pulling out of the Chow Kit station at 8.50pm resulting in leg injury to a 47-year old passenger and minor injury to another.

"The cause of the tyre failure in one of the eight load tyres in the train is still under investigation but it was suspected to be a case of defective tyre.

The operator added in a statement that the incident occurred when the train was moving towards Titiwangsa station.

"The tyre burst caused a rubber sidewall to flap and hit the side cover of the seat resulting in the leg injury to a passenger on the seat," it said, adding that it took all the necessary immediate action after the incident.

It was reported on Saturday that three passengers were injured when a blast occurred under their seat in a monorail coach at the station.

An investigation is being carried out.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 01:50 PM   #6
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KL Monorail incident: ‘Fault lies with a burst pneumatic tyre
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A burst pneumatic tyre has been identified as the cause of the KL Monorail incident last night in which two women were injured.
KL Monorail System Sdn Bhd Director Datuk Ahmad Rejal Arbee told a press conference here today that the monorail, with 30 passengers on board, was about to move from the Chow Kit Road station to the Titiwangsa station at 8.50pm when one of its eight pneumatic load tyres burst.

“The burst tyre was located underneath the carriage, at the rear of the forward car. The impact from the burst tyre caused a rubber sidewall panel above it to flip open.

“The panel then hit the side of a passenger seat, which injured Chia Choy Fong’s ankle and another girl,” he said.

Ahmad Rejal said this after visiting Chia, 47, from Kuantan, at the Damansara Specialist Centre where she is undergoing treatment for her injury.

He said the other victim was a teenaged girl who is a friend of Chia’s children.

“The girl suffered only minor injury and was given out-patient treatment last night,” he added.

Ahmad said the incident interrupted service for about 25 minutes and it resumed operations at 9.15pm.

Ahmad Rejal said that Chia, who did not want to meet the Press, would undergo surgery to her ankle today.

Her two children had been brought from Kuantan here to visit her.

“All her hospitalisation costs and lodging expenses for her children will be borne by KL Monorail,” he said.

Ahmad Rejal said KL Monorail had always maintained a high standard of service and maintenance and the company felt that the incident was not due to its fault.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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wah..tyres Picha。。。
e'h。。not iron wheel meh?
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Old January 23rd, 2005, 02:05 PM   #8
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wah..tyres Picha。。。
e'h。。not iron wheel meh?
iron wheel is in the LRT i think
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Monorail service may be suspended over burst tyre
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The KL monorail service will be suspended if the pneumatic tyre system used by the company is found to be unstable, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar said today.
He was commenting on the accident last Saturday, when three passengers were injured by an explosion caused by a burst tyre under a seat in a monorail car.

Preliminary reports had indicated that the pneumatic tyre, which contained nitrogen, had become too hot due to frequent runs.

Rahman said the report was "shocking", as each tyre was supposed to have a lifespan of about seven years.

"I find the preliminary report shocking and unacceptable. How can it (the tyre) become unstable now, just two years after the monorail service started? This is the second such incident and I think there is a pattern here that tells us something may not be right with the tyre system," he said.

Rahman said representatives from KL Monorail would be meeting senior officers from the ministry's Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) to report on the cause of the incident.

The burst tyre caused the rubber sidewall to come loose and hit the floor of the seat, injuring the leg of housewife Chia Choy Fong, 47. Her daughter Evelyn Chong Sze Hin, 19, and niece Lee Wan Foo, 19, were also injured in the incident.

This was the second accident involving the monorail.

The first occurred on Aug 16, 2002 when a safety wheel came off during a test run and struck Bernama senior journalist David Chelliah as he was crossing Jalan Sultan Ismail, causing him serious head injuries.

Speaking to reporters after launching Infineon Technologies' Student Membership Programme and Technical Forum 2005 here today, Rahman also said that injured victims could seek legal redress from the company.

He said the 1994 Occupational Safety and Health Act included provisions for them to do so if their injuries were due to the company's negligence.

"The company should be liable if it is found to have been negligent," he added.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 03:01 AM   #10
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KL Monorail to add more safety features to trains




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KUALA LUMPUR: KL Monorail will incorporate additional safety features to its trains for passenger safety, said its director Datuk Ahmad Rejal Arbee.

He said that besides stringent daily tyre inspections and routine maintenance, the company had also installed extra safety latches on the removable stainless steel cover above the trains’ load tyres.

This follows the Jan 21 incident, in which a burst load tyre injured housewife Chia Choy Fong, 47, and her daughter’s friend Kee Wan Joe, 18.

“But details of the modifications can only be revealed following approval from the Department of Railways (DOR),” he said, adding that the cause of the burst tyre was still under investigations.

He said KL Monorail was conducting its own internal investigations, besides that by the police, Department of Occupational Safety and Health and DOR.

Ahmad Rejal, who called for a press conference yesterday to clarify inaccurate news reports on the accident, said it happened at 8.50pm about a metre from the Chow Kit station.

Only two people were injured and not three as reported by the media,” he said, adding that Chia’s daughter Evelyn Chong Szer Hin, 19, did not suffer any injuries in the incident.

In explaining how the incident happened, Ahmad Rejal said that in the event of a tyre puncture or failure, a mechanism installed within the load wheel would prevent the train from listing and allow it to continue to travel at low speed to the next station.

He said the temperature sensor in each of the eight load tyres would trigger an alarm in the driver’s cabin but this did not happen in this particular instance.

He also said load tyres used by KL Monorail were special tyres developed by Michelin for metro application. The same type of tyre was being used in some metro systems in Paris (France), Santiago (Chile) and Las Vegas.


Ahmad Rejal assured the public that KL Monorail’s normal safety standards and checks were stringent and passenger safety would not be compromised.

“The burst load tyre will be sent to the Michelin headquarters in France for further investigation as the manufacturer is also keen to determine what went wrong,” he added.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 06:29 AM   #11
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wa..didn't know about this. if this is in america.. i think KL Monorail could go bankrupt after kena sue..
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