OSHA and Proman to investigate PLIPDECO accident which left 2 men injured

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OSHA and Proman to investigate PLIPDECO accident which left 2 men injured

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) has launched a separate investigation into an incident at Proman’s AUM Ammonia facility at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate (PLIPDECO) which left two workers injured.

OSHA inspectors have been assigned to investigate the July 1 incident, which is already being looked into by Proman.

Proman, in a release, said the injured men are contract workers from Phoenix Welding and Fabricating Ltd (PWFL).

It said “The PWFL workers were completing an equipment installation task, as part of the AUM Ammonia facility maintenance turnaround, when the incident occurred.”

It gave no details of the actual incident or nature of the injuries.

However, a voice note from another employee spoke of a loose object striking the two, one of them on the head, fracturing his skull. That worker is said to be in a critical condition in an intensive care unit.

The company did not reveal the extent of the injuries or where the employees were being treated.

It said, “Both workers received immediate attention from the facility’s onsite medical team and the best possible tertiary medical care is subsequently being provided.”

Proman said, “The health and safety of our employees and contractors is our utmost priority. A full investigation has been launched to understand the causes of the incident.

“We are liaising closely with PWFL on the management of this incident and will continue to provide our full support and assistance.”

This accident comes on the heels of the June 15 accident at NiQuant plant, Pointe-a-Pierre, where a Massy Energy employee Allanlane Ramkissoon was severely injured in a fire.
He suffered burns to 60 per cent of his body and was taken to a burns unit in Colombia, but died on June 18.