UPDATE. A team of experts from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), led by the deputy inspector general, leaves, on Wednesday, for Târgu Mureş, after the explosion at the Azomureş Chemical Plant. According to IGSU, the team led by the deputy inspector general will evaluate all aspects related to the prevention of such emergencies.
Initial news. An explosion followed by the fire occurred on Tuesday night at ammonia station 3 within the Azomureş Chemical Plant, a man of about 50 years old suffering a fractured upper limb.
Following the event, an RO-ALERT message was sent to inform the population in the neighboring area of the operator.
According to ISU Mureş, the explosion occurred around 01.00. The military firefighters from ISU Mureş and the Private Service for Emergency Situations within the economic operator intervened and extinguished the fire.
“Around 01:00, an explosion followed by a fire at ammonia station 3 within the Azomures Chemical Plant. The military firefighters from ISU Mureş and the Private Service for Emergency Situations from the economic operator intervene. The fire is localized, without danger of spreading and is intervened for liquidation. Following the event, a RO-ALERT message was sent to inform the population in the surrounding area of the operator. There is no danger to the population or the operator’s staff. He was a male victim, about 50 years old, with a fractured upper limb “, communicated ISU Mureş.
The fire was located, without danger of spreading, and was extinguished for liquidation. ISU Mureş specified that there is no danger for the population or the operator’s staff, the operative group for managing the event being activated.
The cause of the explosion at the Azomureş Chemical Plant
The cause of the event was identified by the operators of the installation. According to the representatives of the Azomureş Chemical Plant, the incident was caused by the cracking of a pipe through which synthesis gas is transported at very high pressure.
“The first information of the cause of the technical incident was presented, being about the cracking of a pipe through which synthesis gas is transported at very high pressure. The operators of the installation applied the specific procedures, technically isolated the affected area and safely stopped the Ammonia 3 installation ”, wrote the people from Azomureş, in a communiqué posted on Facebook.
According to the Chemical Plant, there is no ammonia emissions on or off the platform, so there is no danger to the community.
The man who was injured in the hand received medical care and has already been discharged from the Emergency Service.
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