Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018
TARANTO

Two workers hurt in Eni Taranto refinery fire

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(ANSA) - Taranto, September 10 - A worker suffered burns
Monday as a result of a fire that broke out at the Eni refinery
in the southern Italian city of Taranto and a colleague was hurt
when a large metal cylinder hit him on the forehead.
The first man, 44-year-old Luigi Ancora, suffered serious
injuries and is now at the Perrino hospital in Brindisi.
He had initially been transported to the Santissima
Annunziata hospital in Taranto, but given the serious nature of
the injuries the local medical personnel organized for him to be
transferred to the Brindisi hospital's Serious Burns unit.
He was carrying out maintenance work on a pipeline that
leads to a fuel tank when the fire broke out.
The local fire brigade was able to put out the flames
before an explosion took place.
The second man's injuries are reportedly minor.
Ancora is an employee of specialized waste disposal company
Tps.
Both workers were on location when the fire broke out.
Eni said the fire probably broke out because of a valve
fault.
A large black cloud could be visible following the
incident.
Local authorities in Taranto have determined an increase in
the levels of benzene in the air from the time the fire broke
out.
The values were determined as part of the obligatory checks
carried out by public body Arpa to evaluate any environmental
impact the fire could have had.
Additional controls are being carried out on local
underground water sources and on local terrain.
Arpa is also currently investigating whether the correct
maintenance work was carried out at the refinery in respect of
environmental norms.

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