4 workers taken to hospital with burn injuries after fire at Jurong Island chemical plant

Four workers were taken to hospital with burn injuries after a fire broke out at a chemical plant on Jurong Island in the early hours of Tuesday morning (May 28).

The fire occured at one of Mitsui Elastomers Singapore’s plants at around 2am, according to a Mitsui Chemicals spokesperson.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) deployed about 50 firefighters and 15 vehicles to the plant at 701 Ayer Merbau Road, it said, and the blaze was extinguished around 4am by the SCDF and the in-house company response team.

According to SCDF, the fire involved a petro-chemical leak from a heat exchanger unit within the plant, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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