Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Keppel Mourns Loss of 5 Shipyard Workers

Mr. Mok Kim Whang, President and General Manager of Keppel Subic Shipyard, expressed deep regret over the incident that occurred at the Keppel Subic Shipyard in the Philippines on October 7, 2011 at around 10:20 am 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.

Keppel would like to offer its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and are rendering the necessary assistance to them.

The investigation is still on-going, and Keppel is cooperating with the authorities in the Philippines.