Azerbaijan starts criminal case into Caspian oil platform collapse
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office has launched a criminal case to investigate the causes of the incident at the oil gathering station of the No 3 oil and gas production department of SOCAR’s AzNeft Production Union.
The criminal case was launched under the Criminal Code’s Article 162.2 (Violation of Safety Rules, Negligently Causing Human Death) to execute Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s order to investigate the Caspian oil platform collapse, the Prosecutor General's Office said in a message Dec. 16.
A group consisting of employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Prosecutor General's Office was established to investigate the causes of the incident.
The necessary investigative measures are being taken.