The Straits Times
Published on Dec 03, 2012

At least 40 injured and 2 missing when Jurong shipyard rig tilted


At least 40 workers are believed to be injured when a jackup rig at Jurong Shipyard tilted to one side on Monday.

Two workers are believed to be missing, according to Shin Min Daily News.

About 2,000 workers were working on the rig at the time of the accident, said the report. Some workers said they heard loud explosions and some cables snapped, causing the rig to tilt to one side.

According to Shin Min, some tried to escape by jumping off the rig into the sea.