One killed at Petronas’ Sarawak LNG incident

Malaysian energy giant Petronas confirmed an incident occurred at its Sarawak LNG complex with one fatality and one injury.

One killed at Petronas' Sarawak LNG incident
Courtesy of Petronas

The company said in its statement that the incident occurred at approximately 2 pm on August 31, 2020.

The incident occurred at the Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) drain containment which is currently under maintenance, the statement reads.

Both contractors were sent immediately to the hospital where it was confirmed that one of the contractors had passed away while the injured contractor is currently receiving medical treatment.

An investigation is currently being carried out and all relevant authorities have been informed of the incident.

The operations at Petronas LNG Complex remain unaffected and further information with regard to the investigation outcome will be provided in due course.

“MLNG is deeply saddened by the incident and we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased,” Petronas said in its statement.

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