Briton killed, nine hurt in gas plant accident


  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2003

HANOI: A British national was crushed to death and nine other workers, including one Malaysian, were injured in a construction accident at a BP gas plant in southern Vietnam, the company said yesterday. 

The accident took place on Wednesday at the Phu My power complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, about 120km south-east of Ho Chi Minh City, BP spokesman Tom Mueller said. 

“At 5pm, during the lifting of some heavy equipment, something happened while it was being moved and one person was killed and nine others injured,” he said. 

The deceased, Ernest Robson, worked for the ALE Company, a subcontractor to Siemens, which is constructing the BP-gas plant. 

Eight of the injured were Vietnamese. Six of the victims were treated and released either at the site or at Ba Ria-Vung Tau hospital. 

But one worker was being kept at the provincial hospital while two others remained at hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Mueller said.  

All were said to be in a stable condition. – AFP  

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