Twelve workers sustain burns in Pasir Gudang chemical factory fire

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  • Monday, 09 Dec 2019

JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Twelve chemical factory workers in Jalan Nibong 1 in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial area near Pasir Gudang sustained burns in a fire at the factory Sunday (Dec 8).

Seri Alam district police chief Supt Ismail Dollah said the fire, which happened at around 9.20am, was completely extinguished by the company’s firefighting unit.

"The incident resulted in 12 workers sustaining burn injuries to their bodies.

"Two of them were treated at Sultan Ismail Hospital here while four were at Pasir Gudang Penawar Hospital. Another six were given outpatient treatment at Penawar Hospital," he said in a statement here Sunday.

Ismail said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Johor Fire and Rescue Department director Datuk Yahya Madis confirmed that the fire was extinguished by factory's emergency response team without contacting firefighters.

"The fire involved several drums of solvent outside the factory and did not involve the structure of the factory," he said. - Bernama

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