The Jakarta Post
Jakarta-owned water company PAM Jaya apologized on Wednesday over an accident at the site of an underground pipe project on Jl. Jembatan Tiga, North Jakarta, which caused the death of a worker.
PAM Jaya president director Erlan Hidayat said that Tarno, the victim, was an outsourced worker for a pipe installation project to connect the company's water distribution network to Towers 1 and 2 of Penjaringan low-cost apartments (Rusunawa).
"On behalf of the company, I express my deepest condolences and ensure that we will compensate for the family's loss," he said.
"We will evaluate and make improvements to prevent such an incident from happening again in the future," he added.
The project, which began on Jan. 22, is expected to be completed within 120 days.
The pipe installation was thought to be one of Palyja's projects. However, Palyja's representative said in a statement that the incident had not occurred at their site and that Tarno was not one of their workers.
"We're neither associated with the pipe installation nor the supervision project for Penjaringan [low-cost apartments]," said Palyja's spokesperson Lydia Astriningworo on Wednesday.
Tarno, 42, reportedly died after being trapped in a three-meter-deep pit and buried in mud for 12 hours.
Tarno’s coworkers reportedly attempted to save him but halted their efforts, fearing that they would get trapped as well. (wit)