Johor Man Dies From Gas Explosion While Trying To Steam Mushrooms
On 15 December, a 52-year-old man was killed by a gas explosion while trying to boil water so he could steam mushrooms
According to The Star, the victim was an owner of a mushroom cultivation centre in Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru.
The victim, Ong Kim Hin, was accompanied by an employee when the explosion happened at around 11.30am.
The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) received an emergency call at 11.35am.
25 firemen from the Johor Jaya, Tebrau, and Larkin fire stations were dispatched to the location.
Ong and his employee were installing gas cylinders in a steam generator
The Star reported that one of the cylinders exploded in front of the victim when he turned on the gas knob.
Seri Alam acting district police chief DSP Shahrulanuar Mushaddat Abdullah Sani said that the impact of the explosion threw Ong to the ground and he severely injured his head.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical officers from the Ministry of Health