18 September 2001 05:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--The explosion at Singapore's Chartered Pyrotechnic Industries (CPI) on Monday (17 September) after which two workers died of burns was the first incident of its kind in the company's 20-year history, a company spokeswoman told CNI on Tuesday. She added that the families of the victims will receive insurance and other benefits.
"The two workers were covered by three insurance policies each, worth a total of S$140 000 ($80 563/Euro87 653)," said the spokeswoman.
"Also, our company has offered the bereaved families assistance towards the funeral arrangements, contributions towards the education of their children and counselling to help the families get over the great tragedy."
She declined to give any more details of the accident at the company's Rifle Range Road plant or name the chemical that caused the explosion.
CPI, which is a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics, is a part of the government-linked Singapore Technologies group. It manufactures chemicals for military and commercial use.
The company is a 51:49 joint venture with Nico-Pyrotechnik of Germany and was set up in 1981.
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