4 Workers Were Killed and 2 Others Were Wounded in an Explosion at Refinery in Turkey

Society » INCIDENTS | October 11, 2017, Wednesday // 12:28
Bulgaria: 4 Workers Were Killed and 2 Others Were Wounded in an Explosion at Refinery in Turkey pixabay.com

Four workers were killed and two others were wounded in an explosion at the TÜPRAŞ Aliağa Refinery in Turkey's western Izmir province on Wednesday, District Governor Bayram Yılmaz said, Daily Sabah writes.

Yılmaz said that the explosion took place due to gas entrapment during the maintenance of a naphtha tank that has not been used for a long time.
He added that there has not been a fire after the explosion and production resumes in the refinery.

An initial statement from the company said the explosion took place at 09:25 a.m. local time during the maintenance of a product storage tank and the refinery's technical units intervened to the incident. Four workers of a sub-contracting firm lost their lives, it added.

The refinery, operated by Turkey's only oil refiner in Aliağa district, is the country's second largest in terms of its annual processing capacity of 11 million tons.

The facility is located in a heavily industrialized area right next to a petrochemicals manufacturing plant, another oil refinery and several other oil and gas industry facilities.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Incidents » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: turkey, explosion, rafinery
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria