The explosion at the plant in Zaporozhye: killed 4 people

Взрыв на заводе в Запорожье: погибли 4 человека

Plant Zaporozhcoke

In Zaporozhye as a result of the explosion at the plant “Zaporozhkoks” four people were killed. It is reported by UNN citing the press-service of police of the city.

“In the factory there was an explosion of tanks with gas without combustion. The contractor carried out welding repair work this tank, causing the explosion occurred. Four people were killed: three, one in the ambulance. Now under the inspection of the scene”, — reported in a press-service.

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As informs local edition of “Together”, the explosion occurred at about 15:00 in one of the shops of the enterprise. The cause of the accident was an explosion one of the tanks with gas. On the spot continue to work with law enforcement.

As reported by the publication the police, the victims are not factory workers, and contractors who performed welding. The causes of PE are not yet known. The case will be investigated by the Gosgorpromnadzor.

As reported “Interfax-Ukraine” press center “Zaporozhkoks” has extended the official information about the incident, according to which on 16 March about 15:00 at JSC “Zaporozhkoks” occurred in the group case.

“On the roof of the compilation of final cooling of coke oven gas is carried out hot work, the application of gas torch and welding apparatus. The work was done by four employees of the Contracting organization Promintegra. At work exploded gas that has accumulated inside the vessel, which went out through the discharge valve in the vicinity of work. Three people died on the spot, the fourth was in serious condition was taken to intensive care where he died from his wounds,” – says the press center of “Zaporozhkoks”.

It is noted that at the moment, PJSC “Zaporozhkoks” created a special Commission to investigate the circumstances of the tragedy.
According to the preliminary version, the accident occurred because of gross violations of requirements of labor protection rules. The company expresses its deep condolences to the families of the victims.

PJSC “Zaporozhkoks” produces about 10% of coke in Ukraine, possessing the full technological cycle of processing of coke products. The company also produces coke gas and pitch coke.

Note, 51% of the shares of the said companies belong to the group “Metinvest” Rinat Akhmetov, a further 42% of Zaporizhstal.

Yesterday in the Donetsk region, an explosion occurred on the pipeline near Kramatorsk, in which the inhabitants of the villages Sergeevka and Andreevka were left without electricity and gas.

Взрыв на заводе в Запорожье: погибли 4 человека
Взрыв на заводе в Запорожье: погибли 4 человека

Взрыв на заводе в Запорожье: погибли 4 человека

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