zid chaher, Kasim N, Soomro AR, Laidoune A. The discrepancy in the construction industry of Malaysia: one of the most contributing industries in Malaysia’s economy and the highest contributor of the fatal accidents . 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research 2019 (ICMER 2019) 30 - 31 July 2019, Kuantan, Malaysia [Internet]. 2020;Volume 788 2020.
Abstract:Abstract. Malaysian construction industry is considered as substantial power for the economy
of the country. The value of construction work is increasing year per year. Malaysia’s economy
experienced a commendable growth the recent years; basically, the construction industry is
statistically significant with economic development and has strong linkages with other industry
sectors. However, the Malaysian construction industry is facing many challenges especially the
fatal accidents. These last came first on top of the construction sector compared all other
industries. This article describes the importance of the construction sector for Malaysia's
economy and its efficient contribution across all states of Malaysia. Furthermore, detailed
statistics and analysis were carried out to describe the severity of fatal accidents occurred in
construction industry of Malaysia. Besides, recommendations were listed in order to better
manage the construction industry without involving in fatal accidents. By taking into account
the significant influence of the construction industry on Malaysian economy, full attention
should be given to the construction field by the Malaysian government and improve further the
construction management in general and the construction safety in particular.