ExxonMobil to resume most maintenance work at Singapore refinery

29 March 2011 18:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--ExxonMobil will resume most maintenance work at its Jurong refinery in Singapore after a brief suspension following the death of one contractor at the site, the energy giant said late on Tuesday in Asia.

Dakshienamoorthy Vellaisamy, 34, died after being found unconscious, along with one other, in an enclosed space filled with nitrogen on the night of 28 March, the company said in its update on the incident.

Both Vellaisamy, a specialist technician, and the other worker, who was not named, are employees of Dialog Systems Private Ltd and were carrying out maintenance works at the plant, ExxonMobil said. The other worker remained in critical condition, the company said in its 18:00 hours local time (10:00 GMT) update.

"We are taking a serious view of this incident. A full investigation is underway, to determine the cause of the incident,” said Singapore Refinery manager Darrin Talley.

ExxonMobil said that most maintenance work, which is not directly related to the incident, is resuming.

“We are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigations into the incident,” the company said.

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By: Pearl Bantillo
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