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Shell fined S$25,000 for safety lapses which led to death of worker

19 July 2007 (CNA)

SINGAPORE: Petroleum company Shell has been handed a S$25,000 fine for safety lapses that led to the death of its worker.

It pleaded guilty in court on Thursday for failing to put in place work safety procedures at its offshore refinery.

35-year-old Goh Kean Lam died in an accident two years ago while carrying out chemicals replacement processes.

He succumbed to the injuries after suffering chemical burns to 17 per cent of his body.

Shell said it has looked into its processes more critically to make sure safety is not compromised.

The company could have been fined up to S$50,000 under the Factories Act. - CNA/yy

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