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89 workers hurt in Jurong oil rig mishap

Published on Dec 3, 2012 5:20 PM
 
About 90 workers were injured when a jackup rig at Jurong Shipyard tilted to one side on Monday. -- PHOTO: WB READER

About 90 workers were injured when a jackup rig at Jurong Shipyard tilted to one side on Monday.

Among them, 22 were seriously injured and one is still in a critical condition. The rest suffered minor injuries.

The accident happened at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd worksite at Tanjong Kling Road.

Preliminary findings showed that the three-legged jackup rig tilted to one side after the jack-up mechanism of one of the legs failed to work, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

 
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