Explosion at gas station in Baku occurs due to violation of industrial safety rules

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.14
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

An explosion at a Lukoil-Azerbaijan CJSC gas station located in R.Guliyev street, 6 in Baku's Khatai district occurred due to violation of industrial safety rules while carrying out hazardous work by employees of Kontekst JSC which conducts repair and construction works at the station, Lukoil-Azerbaijan CJSC said.

Two employees of the contractor were killed as a result of the explosion at the gas station yesterday.

The operation of the gas station was suspended on Jan.13 in connection with repair and construction works and it was turned over to a contractor, according to Lukoil-Azerbaijan CJSC. An explosion of oil products' vapor accumulated in the tank No.1 occurred during the repair works.

The Investigation Department of Baku City Prosecutor's Office has initiated a criminal case for violation of labor safety, resulting in death under Article 162.2 of the Criminal Code following the death of workers Shamkhal Orujov and Hasrat Imamverdiyev and injury of Hashim Turabov as a result of the explosion at a Lukoil-Azerbaijan CJSC gas station on Feb.13 at about 16:30.

Translated by L.Z.

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