Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that an accident occurred today at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd worksite.
Preliminary findings indicate that the jack-up mechanism of one of the legs of a three-legged jackup rig had failed, causing the rig to tilt to one side, the Ministry has reported.
Some 90 workers have been sent to 4 hospitals – the majority had minor injuries with one worker in a critical condition and 22 seriously injured.
“Officers from MOM’s Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate responded immediately and are on-site investigating the accident,” MOM informed.
All work has stopped at the listing rig.
Channel NewsAsia has published a photo of the tilted rig on its Facebook profile.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, December 3, 2012