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5 people died following explosion at Ukranian Concern Stirol

August 06/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) - Five died and several injured following a Tuesday explosion at ammonia facility of Concern Stirol, one of the largest chemical producers in Ukraine, said Ukrainian media with reference to the producer.

According to an eyewitness, the explosion occurred during maintenance works at an ammonia reservoir.
Authorities have opened a criminal proceeding under  Article 272 of Criminal Code of Ukraine - violation of safety rules during the execution of the work with increased risk.

The Prosecutor"s Office at Gorlovka carries out a preliminary investigation. A serious fire at Stirol"s facilities of amonia had also occurred on 26 May 2013. There were no dead or injured people in that accident.

Concern Stirol is the largest chemical producer in Ukraine. Stirol is a diversified company that produces ammonia, inorganic acids, fertilizers, medicines, paints, plastics (polystyrene) and finished PS products.
The company is part of Group DF, represented by holding OSTCHEM.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PS, mineral fertilizers, Concern Stirol, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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