Two workers die in shipbuilding accident in Kaohsiung

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/16
By: Cheng Che-fon and Kuo Chung-han

Kaohsiung, April 16 (CNA) Two workers died at a work site building a semi-submersible

(Photo courtesy of Kaohsiung City Labor Affairs Bureau)

heavy-life ship for CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (台船) in Kaohsiung on Saturday afternoon.

The two men, a 42-year-old surnamed Lu (盧) and a 46-year-old surnamed Lin (林), who worked for a contractor of CSBC Corp, were found in an overflow cabin after workers extinguished a fire. The two apparently died from electric shock while arc welding, according to Kaohsiung City Labor Affairs Bureau on Sunday.

The bureau has ordered the model of arc welder involved in the accident removed from service and all work on the semi-submersible stopped.    [FULL  STORY]

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