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Burned in Sakhalin Oil Field Explosion Dies

Burned in Sakhalin Oil Field Explosion Dies
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A worker died after being burned in an explosion at the Okruzhnoye oil field in the Smirnykhovsky region of Sakhalin. A criminal case was initiated for violation of industrial safety requirements, resulting in the death of a person by negligence.

According to the press service of the RF IC for the Sakhalin Region, it was established that on the morning of April 8, a 65-year-old employee of the enterprise entered the premises of the enterprise to take samples of the processed gasoline and turn off the pump. During equipment shutdown a fire occurred - the man received thermal burns of 2-3 degrees of more than 80% of the body. He later died in hospital.

Investigators will assess the actions of those who were responsible for observing safety measures. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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