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One worker died and another was seriously injured after the explosion of a fuel tank in Río Negro

2024-02-21T02:01:03.265Z

Highlights: One worker died and another was seriously injured after the explosion of a fuel tank in Río Negro. The fatal victim was 66 years old and his partner, who suffered serious burns, was 45. Both were welding the tank of a tanker truck at the time of the incident. The owner of the company where both victims worked, José Luis Rasys, was "dismayed by what happened" and stated that "probably the high temperatures could have influenced the explosion," according to the Catriel 25 portal.


It occurred in the town of Catriel. The fatal victim was 66 years old and his partner, who suffered serious burns, was 45. Both were welding the tank of a tanker truck at the time of the incident.


One

worker died and another suffered serious injuries

after a

fuel tank

exploded this Tuesday in which they were doing welding on the property of a company in the city of Catriel, in Río Negro.

The accident occurred after 2:30 p.m., in the sector of the former YPF workshops where several service companies dedicated to the metallurgical sector operate.

There, for reasons that are being investigated, an explosion occurred.

The body of the fatal victim was

thrown several meters away

, while his co-worker suffered

injuries and burns

, for which he was rushed to the local hospital, where he received the first treatment.

Spokesmen for the investigation of the case indicated that

the worker who lost his life is a

66-year-old

retiree and

the injured worker, 45 years old

, was later referred to the Alto Valle de Río Negro Hospital due to his

critical health

condition .

As described, the workers were welding the fuel tank of a tanker truck when the explosion occurred.

According to some versions, it was the neighbors of Catriel who, upon hearing the bang, called the Police and Firefighters, who immediately moved to the place, where several homes in the vicinity suffered broken

windows

and doors.

For his part, the owner of the company where both victims worked, José Luis Rasys, was "dismayed by what happened" and stated that "probably

the high temperatures

could have influenced the explosion," according to the

Catriel 25 portal.

News

.

"The accident is in the investigative stage, an expert specialized in explosives was involved," police sources described.

Tonight, at the scene of the incident, experts continued working, under the orders of the Prosecutor's Office in charge of the investigation.

With information from Télam.

IS

Source: clarin

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