May 10, 2012

One dead, nine injured in explosion at Petronas plant in Paka

DUNGUN: A contract worker was killed and nine others were injured in a fire at the Petronas gas processing plant here today, according to a statement from Petronas Gas Berhad (PGB).

Mohd Zamri Mat Noor, 25

The dead worker has been identified as Rosli Mansor, 31, of Kuala Terengganu, PGB said, adding that he died at the scene during the fire at about 3 pm and the body was sent to Kemaman Hospital.
PGB said another worker, Mohd Zamri Fithri Mat Nor, 25, of Padang Pulut here, suffered 90 per cent burns and was rushed to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital.
The eight other injured workers were sent to the Kemaman and Dungun hospitals, it said.
PGB said the fire was brought under control at 3.30 pm.
It said the dead and injured were workers of contractor Hyundai PFCE which was undertaking maintenance work at the plant.  
PGB said it took all the appropriate measures to render assistance to the victims and their families. BERNAMA