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Tragedy Strikes at Keppel Shipyard, 5 Workers Killed in Fire

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October 7, 2011

keppel corporationSINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Keppel Corp. Ltd (BN4.SG) Friday said that five workers have been killed in an accident at the company’s shipyard in the Philippines.

The incident occurred this morning at the Keppel Subic Shipyard where a vessel was being repaired, Keppel Subic Shipyard President and General Manager Mok Kim Whang said in a statement Friday.

Seven workers were also injured.

Keppel said it is cooperating with the Philippine’s authorities and will provide further updates when more details are available.

-By Gaurav Raghuvanshi, Dow Jones Newswires

UPDATE:  According to an update from Keppel, 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.

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