Blast at Petronas plant kills one

Fire Blaze Flame.blast20 June 2014, News Wires – A man working at a gas processing facility operated by an affiliate of Petronas was killed late on Thursday following an explosion.

Petronas Gas Berhad (PGB) confirmed that the employee “succumbed to his injury while doing repair work” at near Gas Processing Plant 4 in Kertih, Terengganu.

“PGB is extending all necessary assistance to the family members of the victim,” the company said, adding that it is working with authorities to establish the cause of the accident.

Local media said the contractor was a welder and that three others were injured in the blast. The four were working to fix a gas leak, the New Straits Times reported.

In 2012, an explosion at Gas Processing Plant 3 in Kertih killed one and injured several others

Petronas said its group of companies “adhere at all times to stringent safety measures in line with international standards at all of its operations”.


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