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One dead, one injured in work accident at Oltchim plant

One man has died and another one is injured following an accident on Tuesday at the Oltchim plant in Râmnicu Vâlcea, the two workers falling from a height of four meters in an empty collection tank, the representatives of the Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU) Valcea inform.

According to the quoted source, medical crews found a 48-year-old man unconscious and a 59-year-old man seriously injured.

The unconscious man was declared dead an hour after the accident. The injured worker, aged 59, was taken over by a medical crew from the Ambulance Service and transported to the hospital. He is in serious condition and is undergoing medical investigations.

The ISU representatives said the accident occurred Tuesday morning at about 09.34h. The intervention was conducted by a Vâlcea SMURD crew, two crews from the Vâlcea Ambulance Service and an ambulance from the chemical plant.

Police have opened a criminal file for manslaughter in the case of a 48-year-old man who has died.

According to the representatives of the County Police Inspectorate (IPJ), the two workers were carrying out repairs to a tank filled previously with toxic substances and it is likely they were intoxicated due to the gas emanations.

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