ExxonMobil refinery fire: Seven charged over fatal oil refinery fire

FIVE employees of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific and two other workers employed by the oil company's contractor were charged in court yesterday with breaching workplace safety laws in relation to a fire at the oil refinery about four years ago. The fire at the Jurong oil refinery on May 3, 2007 claimed the lives of three workers and injured one. A fifth managed to escape unharmed. The three who died worked for Mun Siong Engineering, which has since been accused of failing to take measures to ensure the safety and health of its employees at work. The company, which was engaged by ExxonMobil to provide services for mechanical works, faces a fine of up to $500,000 upon conviction. Its case will be next mentioned on Tuesday. The five from the oil giant accused yesterday of contravening the Workplace Safety and Health Act are: fuels manufacturing coordinator Yeo Soon Yong; operation s...

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