07 Oct '11, 1pm

Fatal accident at Keppel Subic Shipyard in Philippines

Fatal accident at Keppel Subic Shipyard in Philippines

In the Philippines, an accident at a shipyard belonging to Keppel Corp has left at least five workers dead and seven others injured. The incident occurred Friday morning at the Keppel Subic Shipyard dock, where a vessel was being repaired. Keppel said workers were underneath a stern ramp, which resembles a metal bridge. The ramp dropped on the workers when scaffolding supporting the structure was hit by another ramp which gave way. In a statement, Keppel said it regrets that the accident had happened. It added that the injured workers had been sent to hospital and investigations are on-going. Channel NewsAsia understands that Keppel has dispatched a team from Singapore to the Philippines to investigate. "We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and we are rendering the necessary assistance to them. The investigation is still on-going, ...

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