On Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 at 1111 hrs, the SCDF was alerted to a case of industrial accident at Chemical Specialties Ltd located at No 31, Ayer Merbau Road, Jurong Island.
The SCDF responded with 4 fire engines, 2 supporting appliances and 2 ambulances. Upon arrival at the incident site within 3 minutes of call, the SCDF personnel found that the roof of a cylindrical tank (size of tank is 20m by 6m) had blown off as a result of the accident. The cylindrical tank contains chemicals used in the manufacturing of brake fluids. As a result, 2 workers (both male Chinese, 30+ years old) suffered multiple injuries and were pronounced dead at site at 1140 hrs.