Two workers died while another was injured when a fire broke out on a tug under construction at Bengbu Shenzhou Machinery (formerly known as Bengbu Shipyard) in Anhui Province, China, on 11 June.
The accident took place at 17:20 h local time when dozens of workers were working in the cabin.
Local media reported that three of the workers were trapped in the fire, while the others managed to escape.
One of the workers who escaped said the fire broke out suddenly and the temperature within the cabin rose rapidly.
According to the rescue team, one died during the fire, while another died at the hospital. The third worker is currently receiving treatment.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
This is the second fatal incident at the yard in the past six months. Tug Wan Shen Zhou 67, also built by Bengbu Shenzhou Machinery, capsized in the Yangtze River during its first trial voyage.
A total of 22 people died in the incident, including four Singaporeans, an Indian, an Indonesian, a Malaysian, and a Japanese, while only three survived.
The yard was found to have conducted the trial voyage with improper operations and without permission.