29 Mar '11, 1am

1 dead, 1 injured after incident at ExxonMobil refinery

SINGAPORE: One worker died and another seriously injured in an incident at Singapore Refinery in Jurong on Monday night. ExxonMobil in a statement said that the workers were found unconscious at about 7.30pm and were sent to the hospital immediately. One of them, a 34-year-old Indian worker succumbed to his injuries and died at about 9pm. The other is in critical condition in hospital. ExxonMobil said both of them are contractors and had been carrying out maintenance works in an enclosed space filled with nitrogen, when they were discovered to be unconscious. The company said it is cooperating with the authorities to investigate the cause of the incident. Meanwhile, as a result of this incident, all work relating to the turnaround at the Jurong Refinery has been suspended. ExxonMobil said further information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

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