Explos Occurs At Tuas Incineration Plant On 23 Sep

Update (23 Sep): SCDF confirmed that 1 person was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic, while 2 people were taken to SGH for burn injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

SCDF did not confirm whether there was an explosion.

Explosions in buildings, while uncommon, may happen from time to time.

An explosion took place at Tuas Incineration Plant on Thursday (23 Sep) afternoon.

According to The Straits Times (ST), it is understood that there were 3 casualties.

1 person has passed away, while another 2 were taken to Singapore General Hospital for burn injuries.

Explosion at Tuas Incineration Plant on 23 Sep

According to SCDF, it responded to a fire at No. 20 Tuas Ave 20 at around 3.15pm today.

Firefighters found a fire that involved a chimney fan switch in the electrical switchroom.

The switchroom was smoke-logged, and firefighters put on breathing apparatus sets to locate the fire.

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SCDF extinguished a few pockets of fire with 2 dry powder fire extinguishers.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

2 people taken to hospital for burn injuries

2 workers were taken to SGH seriously injured.

1 person was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

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An ambulance was seen leaving the plant, Shin Min Daily News reported.

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About 80 people self-evacuated from the premises, SCDF said.

Tuas explosion in Feb was in different location

On 24 Feb this year, an explosion took place at 32E Tuas Avenue 11.

Tuas Explosion Claims 3 Workers’ Lives, MOM Urges Companies To Review Safety Procedures

3 workers passed away, while 10 workers were injured in total.

It should be noted that this incident is unrelated to the explosion that occurred at the plant this afternoon.

Rest in peace

Unfortunately, workplace accidents can and do happen.

MS News extend our condolences to the person who passed on.

We hope that the investigation can prevent future similar incidents from occurring.

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