Fire at Jalan Buroh LPG facility: 1 discharged, deceased's next-of-kin contacted

A massive fire that broke out at a Summit Gas Systems liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility in Jurong on Friday (June 21) left one dead and two injured.

According to The Straits Times, the worker who died was a 43-year-old Chinese national, Mr Wei Xiao Yong.

One of the two injured Chinese nationals was discharged on Saturday morning (June 22).

The Straits Times said that he only sustained superficial injuries and has returned to his employer-arranged accommodation. The other worker was treated for burn injuries in a high dependency ward at Singapore General Hospital.

A post on the Migrant Worker's Centre Facebook page said that the other worker was "resting from surgery" but was "conscious and able to communicate freely" when MWC visited him on Saturday evening.

The Facebook post says that Summit Gas System has contacted the deceased worker's next-of-kin and 'travel and visa formalities to bring them to Singapore are being sorted out.'

The company is also assisting his next-of-kin with funeral arrangements and repatriation of the remains. 

MWC is working with Summit Gas Systems in looking after the workers' welfare.

Medical treatment costs, filing of necessary reports and compensation claims' would be taken care of by the company as well.

As Summit Gas Systems' parent company, the executive director of Union Energy Corporation, Teo Hark Piang, said to Lianhe Zaobao that more than 40 workers who were affected by the fire returned to work as per usual on Saturday.

Teo said that inspections will be carried out again to ensure safe workplace conditions. 

He adds that he is deeply sorry and saddened by this incident but hopes that everyone can emerge from the tragedy and start afresh.