Picture of the first Penang Bridge which was built in 1985
The first Penang Bridge is a dual carriageway toll bridge that connects Gelugor on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia, on the Malay Peninsula.Reuters

The investigation into the unfortunate ramp collapse of Penang Bridge earlier this month is almost complete and the report is expected within a week.

Penang Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) director Anuar Embi said the investigation has progressed smoothly and will be submitted to its legal adviser in the coming week.

While inaugurating a seminar of Northern Region Occupational Safety and Health Association (NRG-SHE) in Butterworth on Monday, Anuar Embi was quoted saying by Bernama news agency, "We are now in the final stage of preparing the investigation papers. When completed, it will be submitted to the legal adviser and the Human Resource Ministry for further action."

"Actually, we have been monitoring works carried out there and after the incident, DOSH has tightened safety measures by directing the five contractors under Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) to send a weekly report on the safety and health condition at their workplace," he added.

The incident took place on 8 June, when the Batu Maung interchange of the Second Penang Bridge collapsed killing one person and injuring three others. 

The deceased was a 45-year-old former cop named Tajudin Zainal Abidin. He was crushed to death while in his car.

The surviving victims - Slamat from Indonesia, Tin Maung Iwin from Myanmar and local Thilasheni Rajendran, who were working at the site, were injured when the ramp caved in.