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An explosion at a gas processing plant in Komi killed a woman

November 25, 2014

After the blast on the territory of the Usinsk gas processing plant "LUKOIL-Komi", killing a 45-year-old employee of the company, a criminal case. The case opened under article "Violation of safety rules on explosive objects, resulting in the death of man", specified in the SU TFR in the Komi Republic.

According to investigators, the evening of October 20 at the plant in the distribution capacity for the collection and storage of industrial and storm water from hydrocarbon components was fire or explosion. Near this point was an employee, whose duties included carrying out technical inspection of the vessel.

The investigation found that officials of the enterprise, in violation of safety requirements in potentially explosive atmospheres are not equipped with the capacity of warning systems and emergency response, control systems, control, alarm and emergency automatic protection.

Due to the lack of level indicator and analyzer operators of process plants to determine the level of industrial and storm water in the tank visually through the process window.

In a criminal case assigned to the necessary expertise. Conducted investigations aimed at establishing the causes and conditions of the incident, as well as those responsible.