One worker was killed and another injured in an accident at Chevron Oronites lubricant additive factory on Jurong Island, Singapore, Sunday. The company said some manufacturing operations have been suspended pending an investigation and assessment of damage.
The incident occurred in a manufacturing unit at approximately 4 p.m. local time, Oronite said, as employees unloaded phosphorus pentasulfide, a highly flammable chemical used as an intermediate in production of lube additives. Initial reports by the Civil Defence Force, which investigates such incidents in Singapore, said a flash fire appeared to have occurred.
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