Shipyard Accident Kills 5, Injures 7

Friday, October 07, 2011

According to a statement released earlier today from Keppel Subic Shipyard, a shipyard accident in the Philippines has left five dead and seven injured.
"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," said Mr Mok Kim Whang, President and General Manager. "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, and at this time there is no word on their condition.
"We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and we are rendering the necessary assistance to them," said Mr Mok Kim Whang. "The investigation is still on-going, and we are cooperating with the authorities in the Philippines."

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