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Keppel Corp. Confirms Fatal Shipyard Disaster

By MarEx 2011-10-07 15:30:38

"It is with deep regret that we confirm an incident has happened at Keppel Subic Shipyard in the Philippines today, 7 October 2011 at around 10.20am in the morning.

The incident occurred at a dock where a vessel was being repaired. A stern ramp fell on a scaffolding underneath a ramp where the workers were working. As a result, five of the workers died while seven were injured.

The injured workers have been sent to the hospital.

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, and we are cooperating with the authorities in the Philippines.

We will provide updates once we have more details available."

Subic Shipyard

 

Source: 4-Traders