On May 1, a fire in the premises of the OMV Petrom Refinery resulted in the injury of three people, one of them being taken in serious condition and transported by SMURD helicopter to the Floreasca Hospital in the capital.
At the Prahova refinery, which has been undergoing maintenance for 6 weeks, repair work and checks of the facilities are being carried out during this period. Monday afternoon, for reasons still under investigation, a fire broke out at one of the installations being worked on, resulting in the injury of three people.
The refinery’s own fire service intervened quickly, extinguishing the fire, without the need for the intervention of ISU Prahova.
However, emergency medical assistance was needed, especially since one of the victims, a 59-year-old man, had III-IV degree burns, with 72% of his body surface affected. The man also had upper airway burns, so the decision was to pick him up with a SMURD helicopter and transport him to UPU Floreasca.
Unfortunately, despite doctors’ efforts to save him, the man passed away last night shortly after 8pm.
Read here OMV Petrom’s reaction, immediately after the incident in the refinery.
IPJ Prahova opened a criminal investigation file: “In the case, the investigations are being continued by the police to establish all the circumstances in which the event occurred, within a criminal file opened under the aspect of committing the crimes of culpable destruction, failure to take legal safety and health measures at work and non-compliance with legal safety and health measures in work.”
As one of the victims resulting from the Brazi fire died, the investigation into the file will now also be done for the crime of manslaughter.