Two dead in ammonia leak at Petronas plant


Dateline 2016-08-16, The Malay Mail:

An ammonia leak at a Petronas plant in Sipitang, near here this morning killed two workers and injured three others.

Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) confirmed the incident at 9.30am this morning at the Petronas Chemicals Fertiliser Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB) plant in the Sabah Ammonia Urea project in the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park some 140km from here.

“Five PCFSSB contractors were affected. The company, however, regrets to inform that two fatalities have been reported. The other three affected personnel have received appropriate medical treatment,” it said in a statement here.

“Our Emergency Response Team was immediately mobilised and the situation has been contained,” it  also said, adding that there was no immediate threat to the surrounding communities or environment.

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