“Zaporozhcoke” after the state of emergency introduced a special regime for labor protection and industrial safety, the company operates in a regular mode

PJSC “Zaporozhkoks”, one of the largest Ukrainian producers of chemical products, after the incident on 16 March of an accident with a deadly outcome 4 employees of the contractor, imposed on the company a special regime for labor protection and industrial safety.

As reported in a press release Monday, the threat of recurrence technological accidents there, the company is operating normally.

“The consequences of an incident poses no danger to residents and the environment of Zaporizhia and Zaporizhia region. In the framework of strengthening control at the scene on a regular basis proximate analysis air-gas environment. For the period since the accident and currently exceed the level of maximum permissible concentrations, not recorded,” – says the press service of the plant.

As reported, on 16 March 2017 at about 15:00 the PJSC “Zaporozhkoks”, PJSC “Zaporozhkoks” occurred in the group case .

“On the roof of the compilation of final cooling of coke oven gas is carried out hot work, the application of gas torch and welding apparatus. The work was done by four employees of the Contracting organization Promintegra. At work exploded gas that has accumulated inside the vessel, which went out through the discharge valve in the vicinity of work. Three people died on the spot, the fourth was in serious condition was taken to intensive care where he died from the received wounds”, – stated earlier a press-the centre “Zaporozhkoks”.

The PJSC “Zaporozhkoks” created a special Commission to investigate the circumstances of the tragedy, headed by General Director Vitaly Lithuanian. According to the preliminary version, the accident occurred because of gross violations of requirements of labor protection rules.

It was also reported that upon explosion on the territory of PJSC “Zaporozhkoks”, which killed four workers, commenced criminal proceedings, detained three people: the two heads of the structural units and employee units of the Main Department of State service of Ukraine on emergency situations in Zaporizhia region.

In fact the incident data are brought in ERDR under part 2 St. 272 Criminal code of Ukraine (violation of safety rules during the execution of works of high danger, which entailed death of people).

As militiamen established, the preliminary cause of explosion is violation of technological regulations when carrying out hot work.

PJSC “Zaporozhkoks” produces about 10% of coke in Ukraine, possessing the full technological cycle of processing of coke products. The company also produces coke gas and pitch coke.

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